What to Expect During Your Appointment

If you (or your family) are concerned about your memory or thinking skills, it may be time for a visit with us. Our highly specialized team provides comprehensive care for neurodegenerative conditions for adults and older adults. A complete physical with an internist or primary care physician is recommended prior to evaluation, including necessary lab work to evaluate for metabolic, infectious, and hormonal causes of cognitive change. Likewise, the patient may be referred for a neuroimaging exam, such as an MRI of the brain, to assist with differential diagnosis. Results from prior sleep studies will be reviewed as well as consults from neurology, cardiology and pulmonology and other pertinent specialists.

Clinical Interview

Dr. Lauren will meet with the patient and family to conduct a detailed review of reported problems with memory, thinking, mood and everyday living skills. Prior medical, academic, and social history as well as a listing of current medications will be reviewed. The presence of an informed relative or friend is strongly encouraged for a thorough understanding of the problem and to ensure critical details are not omitted.

Neuropsychological Evaluation

An evaluation is conducted to assess one’s strengths and weaknesses related to central processing, attention, concentration, memory, language skills, spatial motor and problem-solving abilities. As necessary, an additional assessment of ADD and/or neurobehavioral assessment may be completed to assess mood and behavioral changes associated with various memory disorders. The entire evaluation typically lasts 4 hours and is scheduled over the course of two days.

Feedback Session

After your comprehensive assessment, you'll receive a customized treatment plan that addresses your specific needs. We'll work closely with you and your family to coordinate your care with the appropriate specialists.

Getting Started

A new patient packet is available online, by mail or can be picked up in the clinic.
New patient registration forms (LINK)
Neurobehavioral questionnaires for patient and observer (LINK)

Clinical Interview with Dr. Lauren

Comprehensive Neuropsychological Evaluation

Feedback Session with patient and family to review results, diagnosis and discuss various options, recommendations and community referrals (scheduled 3 weeks after completion of the evaluation).

Evaluation results are also communicated to the patient’s physician and specialists as needed, to ensure continuity of care.

Cost

The cost of medical services varies depending upon specific needs and insurance coverage. RMMC accepts Medicare, BCBS and UHC and will check your insurance benefits prior to scheduling your first appointment for potential out-of-pocket costs.

Testimonials

"I feel the program has been very helpful and encouraging for me. I had no idea what to expect and have been surprised how much my life has improved in the few months since we’ve started." -M.S.