Why is it important to get a memory assessment?
Early identification of cognitive decline and Alzheimer’s disease is critical so available treatments can be prescribed and families can plan for the future, take advantage of available community services, and develop effective coping strategies. UCI clinicians can help accurately differentiate between normal aging, Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI), and dementia.
What is involved in a memory assessment?
- Neurological examination
- Possible neuropsychological testing
- Laboratories to rule out other causes of cognitive impairment, including reversible causes
Who can make an appointment?
A memory assessment can be made by any individual who is experiencing symptoms of memory loss, disorientation, and confusion that may be indicative of Alzheimer’s disease, MCI, or a related condition. Patients may be self-referred or referred by a family member, private physician, or community agency.
For more information, please call (949) 824-2382
What forms of payment are accepted?
Medicare and supplemental insurances, Medicare-MediCal, and private payment are accepted. Generally HMOs do not cover the evaluation. Also, if you only have MediCal, the evaluation is not covered. If you are uncertain about coverage, please contact your insurance provider.