Diagnosis & Treatment

If you’re concerned about your memory or the memory of someone you love, a range of professionals is available to assist you with diagnosis and care.

The multidisciplinary staff of the COPSA Memory Disorders Clinic provides support with diagnostic evaluations, ongoing care, behavior management, and care for both patients and their families. See below for additional information in each of these areas. Individuals and their caregivers interested in coming to the COPSA Memory Disorders Clinic can call our appointment line at 800.424.2494 to schedule a visit.

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Diagnosis & Treatment

If you’re concerned about your memory or the memory of someone you love, a range of professionals is available to assist you with diagnosis and care.

The multidisciplinary staff of the COPSA Memory Disorders Clinic provides support with diagnostic evaluations, ongoing care, behavior management, and care for both patients and their families. See below for additional information in each of these areas. Individuals and their caregivers interested in coming to the COPSA Memory Disorders Clinic can call our appointment line at 800.424.2494 to schedule a visit.

Our Board Certified Geriatric Psychiatrist from the faculty of Robert Wood Johnson Medical School leads a dynamic team of geriatric specialists to provide the  initial evaluations of memory problems, ongoing treatment and medication management.

1

We Diagnose

Our initial diagnostic evaluation includes:

  • Psychosocial assessment
  • Neuropsychological testing
  • Psychological assessment
  • Review of medical history, labs, blood tests and scans
  • Special feedback session to discuss results with patient and family

2

We Treat

Individuals who have already been diagnosed with a dementia can come to the Clinic for ongoing care. Each patient and caregiver will meet regularly with the Clinic team, who will monitor the progression of the disease and advise family members about the latest treatments.

Anyone who has cared for someone with Alzheimer’s disease knows that dementia is much more than memory problems. Clinic staff will:

  • Identify the problem behavior
  • Develop an individualized treatment plan
  • Explain management and communication techniques
  • Prescribe medications (where applicable)
  • Refer to community services

3

We Support

The diagnosis of dementia has a profound impact on the family. Therefore we focus as much attention on caregivers as we do the patient. At each appointment we discuss the results of our assessment of the patient and explain how this will impact the caregiver. Social work and case management staff are available on an ongoing basis to assist families with problems related to the illness. Referrals are made to community services such as day care, support groups and benefit programs. Assistance with legal, financial and long term care planning is available.

Our Board Certified Geriatric Psychiatrist from the faculty of Robert Wood Johnson Medical School leads a dynamic team of geriatric specialists to provide the  initial evaluations of memory problems, ongoing treatment and medication management.

1.

We Diagnose

Our initial diagnostic evaluation includes:

  • Psychosocial assessment
  • Neuropsychological testing
  • Psychological assessment
  • Review of medical history, labs, blood tests and scans
  • Special feedback session to discuss results with patient and family

2.

We Treat

Individuals who have already been diagnosed with a dementia can come to the Clinic for ongoing care. Each patient and caregiver will meet regularly with the Clinic team, who will monitor the progression of the disease and advise family members about the latest treatments.

Anyone who has cared for someone with Alzheimer’s disease knows that dementia is much more than memory problems. Clinic staff will:

  • Identify the problem behavior
  • Develop an individualized treatment plan
  • Explain management and communication techniques
  • Prescribe medications (where applicable)
  • Refer to community services

3.

We Support

The diagnosis of dementia has a profound impact on the family. Therefore we focus as much attention on caregivers as we do the patient. At each appointment we discuss the results of our assessment of the patient and explain how this will impact the caregiver. Social work and case management staff are available on an ongoing basis to assist families with problems related to the illness. Referrals are made to community services such as day care, support groups and benefit programs. Assistance with legal, financial and long term care planning is available.

The treatment team
was amazing!

THEY WERE PATIENT, KIND AND COMPASSIONATE. HIGHLY PROFESSIONAL AND SPENT QUALITY TIME ASSESSING AND DISCUSSING OUR SITUATION.

The treatment team was amazing!
THEY WERE PATIENT, KIND AND COMPASSIONATE. HIGHLY PROFESSIONAL AND SPENT QUALITY TIME ASSESSING AND DISCUSSING OUR SITUATION.