As one of 15 designated Memory Disorder Clinics in the state of Florida, USF’s world-renowned research is contributing to the progress of Alzheimer's disease and the prevention of other dementias. These research findings directly benefit patient care at USF Health’s Memory Disorders Clinic.
Patients with memory problems are assessed by an interdisciplinary team of specialists. Your evaluation will typically include a thorough medical history, a physical and neurological examination, a psychiatric and neuropsychological evaluation, and laboratory testing. We provide access to state-of-the-art imaging equipment, including MRI, which is located on the USF Health campus.
Based on this comprehensive diagnostic evaluation and medical diagnosis, the health care providers at USF Health’s Memory Disorders Clinic develop a care plan with a patient’s primary care physician or directly with the patient in many cases. Treatments may include medical care, behavior management, counseling, and referral to community resources, as well as access to new investigational drug therapies being evaluated at USF Health.
Patients with severe memory loss, as well as their families and caregivers, face multiple issues and must sometimes make difficult decisions. The health care team at the USF Health Memory Disorders Clinic offers counseling and helps patients and families navigate these choices.
In addition, the USF Health Memory Disorders Clinic provides educational programs and services to the community, including support groups, Alzheimer’s associations, assisted living facilities, law enforcement officers, and many others.
At USF Health, we want to make it easy for patients to get the care they need.
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