If you or a family member are experiencing changes in your memory, our expert medical staff can conduct a comprehensive memory assessment to identify 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:
How to Schedule an Appointment
If you have questions about making a diagnostic appointment with one of our providers, please call our clinic at (813) 974-4355.
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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.
Scheduling a Screening
You can schedule a memory screening by phone, email or on-line.
If you have any questions about the memory screenings, call Eileen Poiley at 813-396-0635.