From your initial phone call, our expert team offers you and your family individual attention and understanding. We recognize the importance of answering all of your questions and alleviating your fears because the first visit can be overwhelming. We hope you find the information on our web pages helpful but please do not hesitate to call us.
Using the latest diagnostics and the most recent advances in treatment in the field of Alzheimer's disease and dementia, the Memory and Alzheimer's Treatment Clinic can provide patients and families with:
- a thorough assessment,
- an accurate diagnosis, treatment, and
- referral to additional needed services.
Who Can Benefit?
- Adults with memory loss and related depression and/or behavioral problems
- Families and caregivers of individuals with memory loss or dementia
Scheduling the Initial Visit
To facilitate the process to schedule your first visit at our clinic, here is a checklist of required documents necessary to initiate the scheduling process.
- Office notes from last 2 visits with referring provider and Primary Care History
- Physical Referral (if required by insurance)
- Demographic Sheet
- Insurance Information
- Name and number for best contact to call for scheduling
(must be patient, family member, friend or caregiver)
Additional Requested Documents:
(these are not required, but please provide if available)
- Recent bloodwork
- Mini Mental or MOCA
- Brain scans (patient should bring copy of disc to visit)
- Neuropsychological Testing
- Please fax all of the required documents to 410-550-5992. Please note all required documents are needed to initiate the scheduling process.
- When all required documents are faxed and received by our team, please allow 1-2 weeks for review and scheduling turn around.
- Please note that we are regularly booking 4-6 months in advance for most of our providers
During the visit to the Memory Clinic, the patient and the family are both interviewed. A family history as well as a full history of the patient that includes his or her lifestyle, personality and work habits are obtained. Additionally, a detailed history of the presenting symptoms is taken, and the patient's medical history, medications, symptoms and behavior are reviewed. An examination of the patient's mental status and neurological function is conducted by one of the physicians. This visit typically lasts about two hours.
The initial assessment may lead to a recommendation for additional tests in order to determine the patient's diagnosis. These may include:
Specialized brain imaging studies
- Blood and other laboratory tests
- Other physician consultations
- Functional, safety and driving assessment
- Assistance is provided in arranging for these tests.
At the follow-up visit, the doctors and other team members explain the results of the initial assessment and any additional tests that are recommended. The following issues are reviewed during this visit:
- The patient's diagnosis and prognosis
- Recommendations for current treatment
- Coordination of follow-up care in collaboration with the primary care physician
- Recommendations regarding long-term treatment and care
- Referrals to community agencies and other appropriate resources
Subsequent visits are scheduled as needed to monitor the patient's condition and treatment and address the family's concerns in collaboration with the patient's primary care physician.
- Functioning/home safety assessments
- Driving evaluation
- Specialty hospitalization
- Neuropsychological testing
The Memory and Alzheimer's Treated Center is based at the Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center. (Directions) Referrals are made as needed to affiliated clinics including the Neuropsychiatry and Memory Clinic at The Johns Hopkins Hospital, the Frontotemporal and Early Onset Dementias Clinic, and the Brain Injury Clinic.