Memory Health Clinic

There’s hope for dementia patients and their caregivers through early diagnosis and treatment

Memory Health Clinic

There’s hope for dementia patients and their caregivers through early diagnosis and treatment

ABOUT US

Dementia is more than one person’s memory loss. Its cognitive, emotional, and physical impact creates confusion and stress for patients and their loved ones. Early diagnosis can prove critical for successful treatment outcomes. The WVU Rockefeller Neuroscience Institute Memory Health Clinic offers comprehensive, individualized diagnosis and treatment for dementia, while providing support for caregivers.

What We Do

The WVU Rockefeller Neuroscience Institute Memory Health Center is the only multi-disciplinary specialty clinic in the state of West Virginia that specializes in:

  • Specific diagnosis of the type of dementia
  • Diagnosis of underlying conditions
  • Development of a comprehensive treatment plan for the patient
  • Addressing of patient’s caregiver/family’s needs

Please call us if you or a loved one is experiencing any of the following:

  • Short-term memory problems
  • Forgetting appointments
  • Problems with routine daily activities such as preparing meals or paying bills
  • Misplacing objects such as car keys, wallet, or purse
  • Confusion with time or place
  • Withdrawal from work or social activities
  • Changes in mood and personality

DEMENTIA VS ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE

Dementia is, by definition, a decline in a person’s mental ability that can lead to interference with daily life. Alzheimer’s is the most common cause of dementia. Alzheimer is a specific disease, dementia is not. Many different types of dementia exist and many conditions cause it. As a result, each patient’s case is as individual as their treatment.

It should be noted that in 2018, 5.7 million Americans were living with Alzheimer’s disease, and by 2025 it will approach 7.1 million. In West Virginia, 38,000 people were known to have Alzheimer’s in 2019. Nearly 50,000 West Virginians are expected to have Alzheimer’s by 2025. Not only will this significantly impact patients, but their families and caregivers. However, these numbers only tell part of the story.

Causes and types of dementia include:

  • Alzheimer’s Disease
  • Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease
  • Down Syndrome
  • Frontotemporal Dementia
  • Huntington’s Disease
  • Korsakoff Syndrome
  • Lewy Body Dementia
  • Mixed Dementia
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Parkinson’s Disease
  • Posterior Cortical Atrophy
  • Parkinson’s Disease
  • Vascular Dementia

To learn more about the different types of dementia and for additional resources, please visit the Alzheimer’s Association website.

CLINIC INFORMATION

General Information

We are located in the WVU Rockefeller Innovation Center (Adjacent to the WVU Cancer Institute) in Morgantown, West Virginia.

33 Medical Center Drive
Morgantown, WV 26506

Office hours: Monday – Friday, 8:00am – 5:00pm

Please call (304) 293-1743 with any questions or concerns.

 

Referrals and appointment requests

If you need to refer a patient or schedule an appointment, please call 855-WVU-CARE or send an email to RockefellerNeuroscienceInstaapptrequest@wvumedicine.org.

 

Consultations

If you are a healthcare provider and would like to consult with one of our memory health experts, please call (304) 293-1743 to speak with our memory health coordinator. You may also call our Medical Access Referral System (MARS) at (800) 982-6277.

Clinical Research

Our patients have access to ground-breaking clinical research trials, such as:

  • Focused Ultrasound (FUS) for Blood Brain Barrier Disruption (BBBD)
  • Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) & Virtual Reality (VR)
  • Wearable Technology to measure physical symptoms/stress in patients and caregivers

Our Specialists