Here for all of you

If you or a loved one is experiencing symptoms of memory loss, trying to figure out what to do next can be challenging. Where do you turn for diagnosis, education, treatment, and services? It’s a lot to navigate.

The Center for Memory Health at Hebrew SeniorLife helps individuals with cognitive concerns—and their caregivers and family members—get the information and care they need.

We help you understand and evaluate your options to maximize cognitive function and enhance quality of life. Living with cognitive symptoms is challenging – but with early intervention we can help make adjustments so that life can remain as vibrant a journey as possible.

Who we serve

The Center for Memory Health serves many people: families, caregivers and people living with cognitive symptoms at all stages, including those with no memory symptoms; early, undiagnosed symptoms; moderate to severe symptoms; or advanced symptoms at end of life.

How we help

The Center for Memory Health offers a holistic approach to caring for the person living with cognitive symptoms and their families. Our team includes a Cognitive Neurologist, a Geriatrician, a Nurse Practitioner, a Psychologist and a Social Worker which enables us to deliver the most comprehensive care possible. We offer the following outpatient programs, either individually or in combination, to provide customized support. (Most health insurances accepted; check with your provider to verify coverage.) 

  • Diagnostic Evaluation—Whether you simply want to get a baseline evaluation, if there is an observable change in cognition and/or functioning, or a person has already “screened positive” on a standard cognitive assessment tool, the Center for Memory Health can help. We can screen for cognitive symptoms, provide a more detailed clinical diagnosis and facilitate advanced diagnostic testing as needed.

  • Care Management—In partnership with your Primary Care Physician, we work to develop and monitor a person-centered care plan which focuses on medical, behavioral and social aspects of daily life and is tailored to the individual’s and caregiver’s concerns and needs. Offering additional resources and referrals as needed, we follow your loved one over time and provide you with a centralized support system. The first dissemination site of UCLA’s Alzheimer’s and Dementia Care Program, the Center for Memory Health provides proven practices to support and enhance the daily experience of those living with cognitive symptoms and their families and caregivers.

  • Family Care—Caring for a person with Alzheimer’s disease or related dementia can be overwhelming. Regardless of participation in the above programs, The Center for Memory Health Family Care program welcomes all family members and caregivers. Our Family Care Program can be tailored to suit the specific needs of each individual or family and might include individual or family counseling. Trained in NYU’s Caregiver Intervention, our clinicians can provide proven support to caregivers that will enhance their experience and benefit both the caregiver and the person living with cognitive symptoms. We provide resources and referrals to help individuals and family members make informed decisions and cope with the stress of their loved one’s condition.

What makes us unique

Backed by Hebrew SeniorLife’s long experience serving older adults and its affiliation with Harvard Medical School, the Center for Memory Health offers a holistic approach to memory care, delivering personalized, evidence-based care that maximizes the functional capacity of older adults at all stages of memory loss and provides essential services to their families.

Hebrew SeniorLife researchers work with experts around the world to discover new ways to ease the effects of dementia. In collaboration with HSL’s Hinda and Arthur Marcus Institute for Aging Research and other institutional partners, we are able to assess the programs we deliver, as well as develop and evaluate new approaches in the diagnosis and care of older adults with memory loss. Patients have the opportunity to participate in clinical trials if they choose. In addition, our staff is actively involved in training the next generation of clinicians and service providers.