MEMORY ASSESSMENT CENTERS

Recognizing the need to coordinate and share information about available services for diagnosis and treatment, AlzPossible partners identified the following interdisciplinary memory assessment centers in Virginia and surrounding states and Washington, D.C.

The centers were surveyed in the spring of 2014 based on the criteria outlined below.  Answers to the survey have been provided directly from center staff.

It is the full intention of the AlzPossible partners to ensure this information is updated at least annually. AlzPossible partners recommend that you contact an interested center to verity that the information is still up-to-date and accurate.

If you know of additional interdisciplinary memory assessment centers that should be surveyed for potential inclusion, please contact George Worthington. The National Institute on Aging maintains a list of nationally recognized Alzheimer’s Disease Centers, which focus on translating research on dementia into practice with many offering diagnostic and treatment services.

For more information, please visit: https://www.nia.nih.gov/alzheimers/alzheimers-disease-research-centers.

Center NameVCU Health System
Street Address1300 East Marshall Street, Richmond, VA 23298
Mailing AddressPO Box 980102 Richmond, VA 23298
Main Telephone Number804-828-0281
Main Fax Number804-828-3983
Websitehttp://www.vcuhealth.org/geriatrics
Main Email Addressgdavis1@mcvh-vcu.edu
Do you provide diagnostic services?yes
What do you use to arrive at a diagnosis?neuropsychological/cognitive testing, neuroimaging, blood/lab values, clinical interviews with patients, clinical interviews with family members, clinical interviews with other informants
Do you provide ongoing care after evaluation and diagnosis?yes
Staff includes:multi-disciplinary team, board certified psychiatrist, board certified neuropsychologist, geropsychologist or other psychologist, nurse practitioner, social worker or case manager
Do you provide clinical trials for people with memory impairment or dementia?no
Do you have access to support groups?yes
Do you use tele-health to provide any of the services mentioned above?no response
Accepts:third party payment, Medicare, indigent care, Medicaid
Do you have a sliding fee scale?yes
Is there anything important about your clinic that we neglected to ask about?This is not a dementia clinic but an Ambulatory Care Clinic with a Geriatric Specialty. We collaborate with other professionals within the health system.
Center NameMemory and Aging Care Clinic, University of Virginia Health System
Street Address4th Floor, 1221 Lee Street,Charlottesville,VA 22908
Mailing Address4th Floor, 1221 Lee Street,Charlottesville,VA 22908
Main Telephone Number(434) 924-2706
Main Fax Number(434) 924-9068
Websitehttps://uvahealth.com/locations/profile/memory-aging-care-clinic&sa=D&ust=1538396398220000
Main Email Address vnh3y@virginia.edu
Do you provide diagnostic services?yes
What do you use to arrive at a diagnosis?neuropsychological/cognitive testing, neuroimaging, blood/lab values, clinical interviews with patients, clinical interviews with family members, clinical interviews with other informants
Do you provide ongoing care after evaluation and diagnosis?yes
Staff includes:multi-disciplinary team, board certified behavioral neurologist, board certified psychiatrist, board certified neuropsychologist, nurse practitioner, social worker or case manager
Do you provide clinical trials for people with memory impairment or dementia?yes
Do you have access to support groups?yes
Do you use tele-health to provide any of the services mentioned above?no response
Accepts:third party payment, Medicare, indigent care, Medicaid
Do you have a sliding fee scale?yes
Is there anything important about your clinic that we neglected to ask about?We provide diagnosis, treatment, ongoing care and access to clinical trials. We are a multidisciplinary team providing state of the art care and support for patients and their families.
Center Name Georgetown University Memory Disorders Program
Street Address7th Floor, Pasquerilla Health Center, 3800 Reservoir Road NW, Washington, DC 20057
Mailing Addressc/o Carolyn Ward, Dept. of Neurology, Building D, Suite 177, 4000 Reservoir Road NW, Washington, DC 20057
Main Telephone Number(202) 784-6671
Main Fax Number(202) 784-3504
Websitehttps://www.google.com/url?q=https://memory.georgetown.edu/about_us&sa=D&ust=1538396398224000
Main Email Addressmemory@georgetown.edu
Do you provide diagnostic services?yes
What do you use to arrive at a diagnosis?neuropsychological/cognitive testing, neuroimaging, blood/lab values, clinical interviews with patients, clinical interviews with family members
Do you provide ongoing care after evaluation and diagnosis?yes
Staff includes:multi-disciplinary team, board certified behavioral neurologist, board certified behavioral neurologist, board certified psychiatrist, board certified neuropsychologist, nurse practitioner
Do you provide clinical trials for people with memory impairment or dementia?yes
Do you have access to support groups?yes
Do you use tele-health to provide any of the services mentioned above?no
Accepts:third party payment, Medicare, indigent care, Medicaid
Do you have a sliding fee scale?no
Is there anything important about your clinic that we neglected to ask about?The best source of information about our program is located at: memory.georgetown.edu. The site provides an overview of our services. Prior to scheduling a new patient appointment, we require basic records (problem list, recent labs, current medications, progress notes within the last year) that clinicians review.
Center NameThe Riverside Center for Excellence in Aging and Lifelong Health(Riverside CEALH)
Street Address460 McLaws Circle, Suite 110, Williamsburg, VA 23185
Mailing AddressSame as above
Main Telephone Number(757) 220-4751
Main Fax Number(757) 220-4756
Websitehttps://www.google.com/url?q=https://www.riversideonline.com/cealh/services/geriatric-assessment-clinic.cfm&sa=D&ust=1538396398229000
Main Email Addressrjackson@excellenceinaging.org
Do you provide diagnostic services?yes
What do you use to arrive at a diagnosis?neuropsychological/cognitive testing, blood/lab values, clinical interviews with patients, clinical interviews with family members, clinical interviews with other informants
Do you provide ongoing care after evaluation and diagnosis?yes
Staff includes:multi-disciplinary team, board certified behavioral neurologist, board certified psychiatrist, board certified neuropsychologist, social worker or case manager
Do you provide clinical trials for people with memory impairment or dementia?yes
Do you have access to support groups?yes
Do you use tele-health to provide any of the services mentioned above?yes, Geriatric Psychiatry
Accepts:third party payment, Medicare, indigent care, Medicaid
Do you have a sliding fee scale?yes
s there anything important about your clinic that we neglected to ask about?It is comprehensive in that we evaluate not just memory, but also depression, anxiety, substance use disorders, fall risk, incontinence, transportation, driving, housing etc…then make a series of referrals to community resources.
Center NameGlennan Center for Geriatrics and Gerontology Memory Consultation Clinic, Eastern Virginia Medical School
Street Address825 Fairfax Avenue, Ste 201, Norfolk, VA 23507
Mailing AddressSame as above
Main Telephone Number757-446-7040
Main Fax Number757-446-7049
Websitehttps://www.google.com/url?q=https://www.evms.edu/patient_care/specialties/glennan_center_for_geriatrics_and_gerontology/&sa=D&ust=1538396398231000
Main Email Address
Do you provide diagnostic services?yes
What do you use to arrive at a diagnosis?neuropsychological/cognitive testing, neuroimaging, blood/lab values (FDG-PET,Amyloid PET imaging, EEG biomarkers) clinical interviews with patients, clinical interviews with family members; clinical interviews with other informants
Do you provide ongoing care after evaluation and diagnosis?yes
Staff includes:multi-disciplinary team, board certified geriatrician, board certified neuropsychologist, social work or case manager, nurse practitioner, board certified psychiatrist, geropsychologist or other psychologist
Do you provide clinical trials for people with memory impairment or dementia?no, pending
Do you have access to support groups?yes
Do you use tele-health to provide any of the services mentioned above?no
Accepts:third party payment, Medicare, Medicaid
Do you have a sliding fee scale?no
Is there anything important about your clinic that we neglected to ask about?We provide a comprehensive multi-disciplinary assessment for our patients.
Center NameUNC Memory Disorders Clinic
Street Address194 Finley Golf Course Road, Chapel Hill, NC, 27517
Mailing Address170 Manning Drive, CB# 7025, Chapel Hill, NC, 27599-7025
Main Telephone Number(919) 966-4401
Main Fax Number(984) 974-2285
Websitehttps://www.google.com/url?q=https://www.med.unc.edu/neurology/divisions/memory-and-cognitive-disorders-1/&sa=D&ust=1538396398235000
Main Email Addressno response
Do you provide diagnostic services?yes
What do you use to arrive at a diagnosis?neuropsychological/cognitive testing, neuroimaging, blood/lab values (amyloid PET, genetic testing, CSF biomarkers, as indicated) clinical interviews with patients, clinical interviews with family members
Do you provide ongoing care after evaluation and diagnosis?yes
Staff includes:multi-disciplinary team, board certified behavioral neurologist, board certified neuropsychologist, nurse practitioner
Do you provide clinical trials for people with memory impairment or dementia?yes
Do you have access to support groups?yes
Do you use tele-health to provide any of the services mentioned above?No; not yet, but planning to
Accepts:third party payment, Medicare
Do you have a sliding fee scale?no response
Is there anything important about your clinic that we neglected to ask about?We are referral based and all referrals are faxed to the UNC Neurology Clinic at 919-966-6501
Clinic/Center NameRockefeller Neuroscience Institute
Street Address, City, State, Zip Code8 Medical Center Drive, Morgantown, WV 26505
Mailing Address, City, State, Zip Code930 Chestnut Ridge Road, Morgantown, WV, 26505
Main Phone Number(304) 293-3962
Main Fax Number304-293-8724
Websitehttps://www.google.com/url?q=https://wvumedicine.org/rni/&sa=D&ust=1538396398237000
Main Email Addresswvurni@hsc.wvu.edu
Do you provide diagnostic services?yes
What do you use to arrive at a diagnosis?neuropsychological/cognitive testing, neuroimaging, blood/lab values, clinical interviews with patients, clinical interviews with family members, clinical interviews with other informants
Do you provide ongoing care after evaluation and diagnosis?yes
Staff includes:multi-disciplinary team, board certified behavioral neurologist, board certified neuropsychologist, board certified geriatrician, social worker or case manager, board certified psychiatrist, geropsychologist or other psychologist
Do you provide clinical trials for people with memory impairment or dementia?no
Do you have access to support groups?yes
Do you use tele-health to provide any of the services mentioned above?yes
Accepts:third party payment, Medicare, indigent care, Medicaid
Do you have a sliding fee scale?no
Is there anything important about your clinic that we neglected to ask about?The Memory Clinic is composed of residents, case manager, and board certified geriatric psychiatrist. All other services marked above are available to us but are not necessarily a part of the multi-disciplinary team for this specific clinic (as in we refer to them within WVU Healthcare). We participate in the WVU Alzheimer’s Registry and report all WV residents diagnosed with dementia or Alzheimer’s. Because of the high volume of patient’s needing this type of care our wait list for new patient appointments are extensive sometimes it is up to a year or more from the date of referral that a patient is scheduled.
Clinic/Center NameCarilion Clinic Center for Healthy Aging
Street Address, City, State, Zip Code2001 Crystal Spring, Suite 302, Roanoke, VA 24014
Mailing Address, City, State, Zip Code2001 Crystal Spring, Suite 302, Roanoke, VA 24014
Main Phone Number540-981-7653
Main Fax Number540-981-7469
Websitehttps://www.google.com/url?q=https://www.carilionclinic.org/specialties/geriatric-medicine&sa=D&ust=1538396398241000
Do you provide diagnostic services?yes
What do you use to arrive at a diagnosis?neuropsychological/cognitive testing, neuroimaging, blood/lab values, clinical interviews with patients, clinical interviews with family members, clinical interviews with other informants
Do you provide ongoing care after evaluation and diagnosis?yes
Staff includes:multi-disciplinary team, board certified neuropsychologist, board certified geriatrician, social worker or case manager, board certified psychiatrist
Do you provide clinical trials for people with memory impairment or dementia?no
Do you have access to support groups?yes
Do you use tele-health to provide any of the services mentioned above?no
Accepts:third party payment, Medicare, indigent care, Medicaid
Do you have a sliding fee scale?yes
Is there anything important about your clinic that we neglected to ask about?Services: Geriatric Assessment Clinic, Memory Disorders Clinic, Mild Cognitive Impairment Clinic, Geriatric Psychiatry Clinics, Consultations, education and resources for families, medical evaluation including medication review, nursing home outreach/education, geriatric psychiatry consultation in nursing homes, medical directors in nursing homes, nurse practitioners and physician assistants in nursing homes, care giver support group, geriatric inpatient consults, advance care planning, education and linkage to community resources. Palliative care services is part of our services with board certified palliative care physician providing inpatient palliative care services.
Center NameSalem VA – Memory Assessment Center
Street AddressSalem VA MC1970 Roanoke Boulevard, Salem, VA 24153
Mailing AddressBuilding 11, 116B1970 Roanoke Boulevard, Salem, VA 24153
Main Telephone Number540-982-2463 x2930
Main Fax Number540-224-1976
Websitewww.va.gov
Main Email Addressno response
Do you provide diagnostic services?yes
What do you use to arrive at a diagnosis?neuropsychological/cognitive testing, neuroimaging, blood/lab values, clinical interviews with patients, clinical interviews with family members, clinical interviews with other informants
Do you provide ongoing care after evaluation and diagnosis?yes
Staff includes:multi-disciplinary team, board certified neuropsychologist, board certified psychiatrist, geropsychologist or other psychologist, social worker or case manager
Do you provide clinical trials for people with memory impairment or dementia?no
Do you have access to support groups?yes
Do you use tele-health to provide any of the services mentioned above?No
Accepts:third party payment, indigent care, TRICARE
Do you have a sliding fee scale?no
Is there anything important about your clinic that we neglected to ask about?This is a VAMC Veteran’s Clinic.
Center NameThe Samuel & Alexia Bratton Neurocognitive Clinic
Street Address545 Cynwood Drive Easton, MD 21601
Mailing AddressSame as above
Main Telephone Number410-820-5191
Main Fax Number410-820-4997
Websitehttps://www.google.com/url?q=https://neuroclinic.bayleighchase.org/&sa=D&ust=1538396398243000
Main Email Addresserin.young@integrace.org
Do you provide diagnostic services?yes
What do you use to arrive at a diagnosis?neuropsychological/cognitive testing, neuroimaging, blood/lab values, clinical interviews with patients, clinical interviews with family members; clinical interviews with others (as appropriate)
Do you provide ongoing care after evaluation and diagnosis?yes
Staff includes:multi-disciplinary team, social worker or case manager, nurse practitioner, board certified geriatric psychiatrist
Do you provide clinical trials for people with memory impairment or dementia?no
Do you have access to support groups?yes
Do you use tele-health to provide any of the services mentioned above?no
Accepts:third party payment, Medicare, Medicaid, TRICARE
Do you have a sliding fee scale?no
Is there anything important about your clinic that we neglected to ask about?-
Center NameSenator William and Ellen Proxmire Neurocognitive Clinic
Street Address710 Obrecht Road, Sykesville, MD 21784
Mailing AddressSame as above
Main Telephone Number410-552-3211
Main Fax Number410-795-2807
Websitehttps://www.google.com/url?q=https://neuroclinic.copperridge.org/&sa=D&ust=1538396398245000
Main Email Address
Do you provide diagnostic services?yes
What do you use to arrive at a diagnosis?neuropsychological/cognitive testing, neuroimaging, blood/lab values, other biomarkers (genesight testing for efficacy of medication), clinical interviews with patients, clinical interviews with family members; clinical interviews with others
Do you provide ongoing care after evaluation and diagnosis?yes
Staff includes:multi-disciplinary team, social worker or case manager, nurse practitioner, board certified psychiatrist
Do you provide clinical trials for people with memory impairment or dementia?yes
Do you have access to support groups?yes
Do you use tele-health to provide any of the services mentioned above?no
Accepts:third party payment, Medicare, Medicaid, TRICARE
Do you have a sliding fee scale?no
s there anything important about your clinic that we neglected to ask about?Our clinic has been in existence about 20 years. Our physician and Director of Neuropsychiatry, Dr. Nicole Absar, MD, is a Diplomate in Behavioral Neurology and Neuropsychiatry. Dr. Absar has many years of experience in the diagnosis, treatment, and ongoing management of persons with dementia.We work in conjunction with community physicians- geriatricians, internal medicine and other specialists. Often patients are referred from a neurologist or other specialists for a more precise and exact diagnosis as well as management of afflicted persons and support for their caregivers/families.At this time we only accept Medicare and BCBS as payment. Other insurances may require a prior authorization or the person can pay for services provided that are out of their network. A referral is not needed but our process of accepting new patients involves obtaining current medical information from their community physician. This could include 2 years of labs, scan or imaging reports, hospital discharge summaries, and pertinent notes from their primary physician indicating a memory concern. This information is then reviewed by our team to ensure our ability to meet the needs of the potential patient.