The Center for Memory Loss & Brain Health at Hackensack University Medical Center Provides Comprehensive, Patient-Centered, Coordinated Care for Dementia and Memory Disorders

A collaborative team ensures continuity of care and reliable communication between patient, family and all care providers

In 2020, Hackensack University Medical Center opened the Center for Memory Loss & Brain Health as part of the Department of Neurology. The center provides comprehensive, patient-centered, coordinated care for dementia and memory disorders.

Memory Brain Health

At the new center, fellowship-trained physicians from neurology and geriatrics lead the program, along with neuropsychologists who assess each patients’ cognitive health, counseling psychologists who can help each patient and family handle the emotional effects of dementia; social workers who connect families with the resources they need; research coordinators who manage clinical trials and can explain possible participation in these vital studies; and medical assistants and administrative staff who help with appointments and support patients and families during visits.

The team specializes in the treatment of memory disorders, including:

  • Preventive brain health
  • Minimal cognitive impairment
  • Alzheimer’s disease
  • Vascular dementia
  • Lewy body dementia
  • Limbic-predominant age-related TDP-43 encephalopathy
  • Memory loss associated with other neurological conditions, e.g. MS, Parkinson’s disease and stroke

State-of-the-art services and capabilities include:

  • Neurological evaluation focused on making and confirming the correct diagnosis
  • Assessing high risk medication use and polypharmacy
  • Preventive strategies for brain health
  • Optimizing chronic medical conditions
  • Cognitive remediation
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