With any memory disorders, MedStar Health’s multidisciplinary neurology and neuropsychology teams evaluate patients for:

  • Memory loss
  • Language confusion
  • Neuropsychological dementia
  • Cognitive, behavioral, and physical impairments

We also offer the following services:

  • Diagnosing dementia versus normal age-related cognitive changes, depression, or other medical conditions
  • Diagnosing cognitive disorders, conversion disorders, factitious disorders, and malingering
  • Assessing and tracking dementia progression
  • Evaluating patient’s ability to consent to treatment, make medical decisions, or provide self care
  • Evaluating return-to-work capacity, including determining disability status and developing reasonable accommodations

And we educate patients, families, and caregivers on:

  • Managing cognitive changes associated with aging
  • Teaching memory and problem solving strategies in early stage dementia and other neurologic diseases
  • Health promotion for smoking cessation or to change eating, exercise, and alcohol use patterns
  • Behavior management for behavioral disturbances associated with cognitive and/or personality deterioration
  • Self-regulation, stress management, and relaxation training
  • Psychotherapy to improve adaptation to chronic medical illness and cognitive disability