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 impairments—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, including 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 the following outpatient programs, either individually or in combination, to provide customized support. (Most health insurances accepted; check with your provider to verify coverage.) 

  • Consultation—If you don’t know where to start, start here. Anyone who has a memory concern or caregiving concern can come in for a one-hour consultation. Designed to determine a path forward for each person, consultations vary in content or style depending on who is being seen and what the particular issue might be. Consultations may include the use of simple assessment measures.

  • Assessment—When 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 facilitate a clinical diagnosis through advanced diagnostic testing as needed.

  • Care Management—As the first extension site for an evidenced-based care management model developed at UCLA, we offer comprehensive care coordination that brings our nurse practitioner dementia specialist together with the primary care provider to become an integrated care team. A clinical diagnosis of dementia or Alzheimer’s disease, a referral from a primary care physician or specialist, and the participation of an engaged, local caregiver are essential. Care management through the Center for Memory Health includes:

    • Comprehensive assessment for individual and their caregivers
    • Development of a personalized care plan tailored to the individual’s and caregiver’s needs regarding issues involving medical, behavioral and social concerns
    • Monitoring and revising of care plans, as needed
    • Round-the-clock access to assistance and advice

  • Family care—Caregivers face a variety of challenges when a loved one develops Alzheimer’s disease or related dementia. Regardless of participation in the above programs, all family members and caregivers are eligible for our family care program which focuses on their well-being This includes several counseling options, personalized supports 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.

Center 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.