Treating Memory Disorders at Georgia Regents Medical Center in Augusta, Georgia
Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia take a real toll on patients and their families, who often struggle to assemble the expertise and resources they need to meet the challenges these neurodegenerative diseases bring. At Georgia Regents Medical Center, we offer a unique opportunity for patients in the Augusta, GA and surrounding areas to have a complete evaluation for their memory disorders through our Memory Disorders Clinic.
Patients who come to the Memory Disorders Clinic are evaluated by a demenia physician specialist and may be referred to other specialists which may include:
Patients are first seen by Dr. Suzanne Smith, a neurologist and Director of the Memory Disorders Clinic, who does an initial assessment. Patients are then referred for laboratory studies, brain imaging and detailed neuropsychological testing, if appropriate. Neuropsychological testing includes evaluation of multiple areas of cognitive function and screening for depression. Click here for a video representation of a brain x-ray scan.
Upon completion of studies ordered, Dr. Smith will then meet again with the patient, caregivers and family to discuss test results and treatment recommendations additional blood work or CT scans that may need to be done. Then a return visit is scheduled to go over the results and prescribe medications, if needed.
The Memory Disorders Clinic is in the Department of Neurology at the Georgia Regents Medical Center in Augusta, GA on the fourth floor of the Ambulatory Care Building.
Request an online appointment now or call our Scheduling Center today at 706-721-4581 or toll free at 800-736-CARE (2273).