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Diagnostic Memory Assessment

The Importance of a diagnostic Memory Assessment 

If you or a family member are experiencing changes in your memory, our expert medical staff can conduct a comprehensive memory assessment to diagnose your specific type of memory loss and offer customized treatment options. Fees are typically covered by insurance companies. The Byrd Institute is dedicated to provide the highest quality of care to our patients and to provide ongoing education and support to family caregivers.

Common reasons for having a diagnostic memory assessment include:

  • Change in memory abilities, such as frequently forgetting simple facts (e.g. names, dates, places)
  • Items such as keys, wallet, phone, etc getting lost more frequently
  • Increased difficulty remembering how to do routine tasks and activities
  • Asking the same questions or telling the same story over and over
  • Confusion with place and time (e.g. getting lost or mixing up appointments)
  • If you received a diagnosis of dementia or Alzheimer’s but want a second opinion

How to Schedule an Evaluation at the Byrd Institute Memory Clinic

  • Print out the New Patient Appointment Form. If you are not able to print the document, please call our clinic at (813) 821-8086 to request a copy be mailed to you.
  • Complete the entire form and either mail it, fax it or drop it off at the clinic.
  • Once we receive the form, it will be reviewed and we will call you to schedule an appointment with one of our providers.

 

The Byrd Institute also Offers Free Memory Screenings 

Most of us recognize the benefits of yearly physical exams, dental visits and vision tests. But there is also a benefit to having our memory screened as well, especially for older adults. Early detection of memory problems is extremely valuable.

If you are not sure yet if you need a formal medical evaluation of your memory, the USF Health Byrd Alzheimer's Institute offers free, confidential, memory screenings. This 30-minute test is done with a trained memory screening administrator. A memory screening cannot diagnose a disease but it can help determine if further evaluation is warranted, as well as offer a baseline for future comparison.

  

How to Schedule a Screening

You can schedule a memory screening by phone, email or on-line.

  • Call (813) 396-0849
  • Email rhari@usf.edu
  • Click on the memory screening button below and someone will call you to confirm an appointment.
  • If would like to contact us with questions about making a diagnostic appointment with one of our providers, please call our clinic at (813) 821-8086 

 

 


Clinical Trials

Read the article about the new study the Byrd Institute is conducting aimed to delay or prevent Alzheimer's

Learn about another clinical trial, preventing Alzheimer's with Cognitive Training (PACT) study. Call (813) 974-6703 or visit www.pactstudy.org to find out more.