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Our Mission

The mission of Rocky Mountain Memory Center is to maximize one’s independence and quality of life at every stage of the aging process. Let us teach you how to develop a brain health lifestyle, functional independence and improved emotional wellbeing.

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RMMC offers evaluations and therapy to target the most common sources of immediate memory loss in adults.

Common Factors Leading to Memory Loss

Deficits in Attention

Normal aging can result in fatigue, loss of stamina and cognitive slowing. Inability to rapidly process information can lead to problems with attention and immediate memory.   And chronic medical conditions, particularly heart and lung disease, can make information processing delays worse.   Finally, environmental factors such as background noise or attempts at multitasking can decrease concentration as well. Information that is not well recorded cannot be retrieved at a later time.

Chronic and Acute Health Issues

Various lifestyle diseases such as obesity, high cholesterol, hypertension, diabetes, heart disease and obstructive sleep apnea are at near epidemic levels and can increase risk of cerebral vascular disease. Likewise, acute medical issues, such as an illness or hospitalization can lead to confusion, disorientation or agitated behaviors. RMMC is attentive to various medical conditions which can magnify the normal process of aging and increase serious memory impairment.

Changes in Mood

We are all overloaded and trying to juggle too many plates. Insomnia, fatigue, stress, irritability and depression can result in immediate memory loss. Normal aging can magnify minor issues with anxiety, irritability, and compulsive behaviors. In addition, certain dementias can result in significant changes in behavior, mood and personality.

The Importance of Early Diagnosis and Monitoring

Memory Loss May Indicate:

  • Untreated Medical Condition: Mood disorders, sleep apnea, metabolic or hormonal irregularities, infectious disease, nutritional deficiencies and medication interactions can result in changes in memory.
  • Poorly Controlled Lifestyle Disease: Hypertension, high cholesterol, heart problems, obesity, diabetes and sleep apnea left untreated can increase one’s risk for brain inflammation, and vascular disease.
  • Progressive Neurological Disease: Parkinson’s and M.S. can result in cognitive inefficiency with improved prognosis from early diagnosis and treatment.
  • Progressive Neurodegenerative Dementia: Alzheimer's and Lewy Body disease can benefit from early diagnosis with medications often delaying or stabilizing the progression of symptoms if administered early in the disease process.

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Common Factors That Play a Role in Immediate Memory Loss

  • Normal Aging: Expect changes in alertness, speed of information processing, working memory and attention regulation contributing to cognitive inefficiency.
  • Environmental Distraction: Background noise and multitasking can impair focus.
  • Internal Distraction: Stress overload, irritability or depression can result in forgetfulness, mental inflexibility and absent minded mistakes.
  • Failure to Use Effective Learning Strategies: Executive function is essential to independent living and involves the ability to plan, organize, task monitor and alter problem solving strategies when things don’t work out as expected.

Strategic thinking, brain wellness and mindfulness training can be a real asset to overcoming short term memory loss. Knowing how to employ compensatory learning strategies, relying on daily routines and avoiding behaviors with negative outcomes can reduce problems associated with distractibility, forgetfulness and disorganization.


“The team at RMMC is very supportive and they work well with our other health care providers. An outstanding office of good people”.