Neuropsychology Program

The Neuropsychology Program is a clinical specialty service located at both Rhode Island Hospital and The Miriam Hospital. The program offers neuropsychological evaluation of memory and other cognitive functions on both an inpatient and outpatient basis, and always in a supportive atmosphere. Results of the evaluation can assist with accurate diagnosis and lead to specific treatment recommendations.

Services include comprehensive memory and cognitive assessment and treatment recommendations for known or suspected neurologic or neuropsychiatric disorders, such as memory disorders, dementia, traumatic brain injury, stroke, brain tumors, and neurocognitive and behavioral impairments resulting from physical illness.

The professional staff of the Neuropsychology Program:

  • Offer neuropsychological evaluation of memory and other cognitive functions
  • Assist with discharge planning and needs for supervision
  • Serve as key members of multidisciplinary evaluation and treatment teams for Alzheimer's disease and related dementias through the Alzheimer's Disease and Memory Disorders Center at Rhode Island Hospital
  • Schedule and participate in the important follow-up meeting with the patient and family members to discuss the results of the evaluation and offer recommendations
  • Provide consultation to families and other caregivers who are experiencing difficulty adjusting to or managing their loved ones' memory difficulties and other cognitive and behavioral problems

Program staff work closely with referring physicians (including primary care physicians, neurologists, neurosurgeons and psychiatrists) and provide them with a detailed evaluation, along with recommendations for treatment.

In addition to memory and cognitive assessment, the Neuropsychology Program also actively engages in many areas of research related to the diagnosis and treatment of geriatric cognitive disorders, including ongoing studies to understand and treat the stress associated with caring for someone who has dementia.

Contact us at 401-793-4006.