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Memory Disorders Clinic

Dedicated Care for the Diagnosis and Treatment of Memory Disorders

Having an occasional lapse in memory is not unusual; but when it interferes with your daily activities, you may want to see a doctor about your symptoms. 

Loyola Medicine’s memory disorders clinic offers comprehensive, multidisciplinary care for the diagnosis and treatment of memory disorders. If you or a loved one has been experiencing memory loss, you want an accurate diagnosis as soon as possible. Loyola’s dedicated team will determine what is causing your symptoms and deliver the highest quality of care—from diagnosis to treatment and beyond.

Your team may include specialists in neurology, geriatric medicine, geriatric psychiatry, neuropsychology and social work. We offer the following services in a compassionate environment:

  • Caregiver resources and information
  • Community resources and information
  • Geropsychiatric assessment
  • Imaging studies
  • Medical assessment, including a thorough physical exam and a detailed medical history
  • Neuropsychological evaluation
  • Psychosocial evaluation

Why Choose Loyola for Memory DIsorder Care?

Loyola’s compassionate team understands that memory disorders can be life-changing not only for the patient, but also for family members. Our neurology and neurosurgery program has been ranked among top 30 programs in the country on U.S. News & World Report's 2019-20 Best Hospitals list. Loyola provides exceptional care in an academic setting, training future leaders in neurology and neurosurgery. 
Loyola is a primary care provider for Alzheimer’s disease for the state of Illinois and accepts referrals from doctors and national and local Alzheimer’s disease associations. Our neuro intensive care unit is equipped with continuous EEG (electroencephalography) and video monitoring for adults and children and is staffed by certified technologists and trained neurology nurses, who have earned Magnet status.

What Conditions are Treated at the Memory Disorder Clinic?

Because storing and retrieving memories involves several parts of the brain, a problem with any of these areas can lead to a disruption in the process. Several conditions can involve memory loss, including:

  • Bipolar disorder
  • Brain infections, such as Lyme disease, syphilis or HIV/AIDS
  • Brain surgery
  • Brain tumor
  • Cancer treatments, such as brain radiation, bone marrow transplant or chemotherapy
  • Dementia, including vascular dementia
  • Depression
  • Head injury or concussion
  • Insufficient amount of oxygen to the brain due to circulation or breathing problems
  • Migraine headache
  • Transient global amnesia, which is a sudden, temporary loss of memory with no known cause
  • Transient ischemic attack (TIA), a type of stroke
  • Traumatic event

Loyola’s multidisciplinary team will partner with you and your family to assess your unique situation and find a treatment plan that works for you.

Leading-Edge Research and Clinical Trials to Improve Future Treatments

As an academic medical center, Loyola Medicine is dedicated to improving future treatments by conducting research on new medications and protocols. Loyola’s patients benefit from our research discoveries; read about Loyola’s current clinical trials.