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Memory Disorders and Cognitive Neurology

​​​​​​​​​Our neuroscience experts work with you to diagnose and treat memory and cognitive conditions.

​​We offer​ a multi-disciplinary approach to care for patients who have memory, attention, language and other cognitive concerns. We help patients who have a family history, symptoms, concerned about risk for dementia, or have suffered a traumatic brain injury (TBI) or concussion. ​

Expert care for memory and cognitive disorders 

Memory and cognitive conditions can present as forgetfulness, difficulty with word finding, trouble concentrating or changes in behavior or personality or have lingering cognitive issues after a stroke.

The Memory Clinic at Marshfield Medical Center in Marshfield is for people with persistent or progressive memory loss and their family members. We offer a full spectrum of care from diagnosis, treatment, caregiver support and research.

Your care team will conduct a neurological evaluation with cognitive testing, imaging and blood work to find an underlying cause of cognitive changes.

Your care team will work with you to develop a personalized treatment plan, which may include:​

  • Cognitive therapy rehabilitation with a speech therapist.
  • Determine options for medications, non-pharmacological interventions and lifestyle changes.
  • Identify and coordinate participation in clinical trials.
  • Genetic testing for patients and family members.
  • Connection to social workers a​nd community organizations to provide resources and support to caregivers.

Brain health preventative program

We offer a preventative program to support your brain health if you have a strong family history, but are currently symptom free. We will work with you to discuss your risk factors and options for diagnostic testing. After your brain health assessment, we can advise lifestyle modifications for your optimal quality of life.

Traumatic brain injuries and concussions

The CDC defines a traumatic brain injury (TBI) as “a disruption in the normal function of the brain that can be caused by a bump, blow, or jolt to the head or penetrating head injury.” A mild TBI may have symptoms that resolve after a period of time. More serious injuries may have lifelong effects or cause death. The most common type of TBI is a concussion.

Concussions can happen to anyone, but children and athletes are at a higher risk. Effects of concussion are usually temporary, but can include headaches, blurred vision, nausea, and problems with concentration, memory, balance and coordination. Anxiety and sleep issues can also occur.

Learn more about signs and symptoms of concussions >

Neurological research

For more complex and challenging diagnosis, patients may opt to donate their brain to the brain bank for research. After donation, a neuropathic evaluation will be conducted to help further understand neurological conditions.