Our outpatient program for Alzheimer's disease and memory loss care offers comprehensive:
We begin evaluation with a detailed history and review of medical records. Medical, neurological and psychiatric examinations are complemented by intellectual and functional status assessments. Additional studies of the brain may be requested, if necessary.
Since there are many causes for dementia, some patients undergo a detailed exam which includes a screening test of memory and other intellectual abilities, a neurological assessment, brain scan (CT or MRI) and blood tests. These tests help specialists make a diagnosis and initiate treatment.
A new evaluation with the physician takes about an hour. Referrals for neuropsychological testing may require four or more hours.
Our multi-disciplinary team includes physicians, neuropsychologists and nurses. Dr. Alvin Holm is our medical director and a board-certified geriatrician, internist. Geriatric behavioral medicine has been his practice for more than 15 years. He also serves as medical director of Bethesda's inpatient Medical Behavioral program.
Education & support
Education and support are important tools for patients and families dealing with memory loss. We offer classes and groups geared specifically to those with memory loss conditions and their caregivers.
The following groups work together to provide support for people with memory loss and their caregivers. The Memory Loss Support Group provides support for caregivers of people with memory loss, while the indiviudals with the memory loss attend the recreational group at the same time.
Throughout the year we offer educational seminars for families impacted by neurodegenerative illness. Past seminars have included: Making Sense of Memory Loss, Living Well with Lewy Body Dementia, Living Well with Alzheimer’s Disease, and Living Well with Frontotemporal Dementia. These seminars are designed to help families and loved ones find resources and support, learn strategies for coping, and overall gain an understanding about how to live better with a Dementia diagnosis. For more information, please call 651-232-2258.
To make an appointment
You do not need a referral to be seen at Bethesda's Alzheimer's and Memory Loss Care and we accept most major insurance plans. For more information or to make an appointment, please call 651-326-2150.
New patient forms
Prior to your first appointment, please read the first appointment instructions and make sure to bring all the requested items with you.