Comprehensive Alzheimer’s Disease Treatment and Memory Disorders Care in Augusta, Georgia

If a member of your family is experiencing memory problems, the skilled Alzheimer specialists in Georgia Regents Medical Center’s Memory Disorders Clinic in Augusta, Ga. offer comprehensive evaluations and care for patients in Georgia, South Carolina and throughout the Southeast suffering from Alzheimer’s disease and other memory disorders, including those that come from traumatic brain injury.

Georgia Regents Medical Center’s Alzheimer’s Disease Program Offers:

  • Comprehensive evaluation by a dementia physician specialist with coordination of care by a team of Alzheimer’s specialists that may include appointments with a psychiatrist, clinical psychologist  or neuropsychologist
  • A comprehensive diagnostic work-up that includes a neurological assessment, neuropsychological testing to determine the extent of the memory problem, and blood  work, CT scans, MRIs, PET scans and other tests as needed
  • An individualized treatment plan and follow-up care
  • Medications to improve symptoms and slow the progression of the disease
  • Psychiatric care for patients who are exhibiting behavioral problems such as anger or depression
  • Education, emotional support and information on local resources
  • Patient Family Centered Care
  • Access to research and clinical trials for patients and family, including phase 1 trials not available at other local facilities
  • Referrals
  • Patients may be self-referred, or they may be referred by a physician.

Who should come:

Patients having serious memory problems should visit the clinic. It is recommended that if a patient has had blood work or CT scans in the past year, the results should be brought on the first visit. Also a list of all medications is helpful to the physicians.

The clinic is a unique opportunity for patients in the surrounding area to have a complete evaluation for their memory disorders and for the families to have counseling and be informed about local resources and research.

Ten warning signs of Alzheimer's Disease (from the National Alzheimer's Association)

  • Memory loss
  • Difficulty with familiar tasks
  • Problems with language
  • Disorientation
  • Poor judgment
  • Problems with abstract thinking
  • Misplacing things
  • Changes in mood or behavior
  • Changes in personality
  • Loss of initiative

Meet Our Alzheimer Disease Physician Specialist

Suzanne H. Smith, MD

Contact Us

Request an online appointment now or call our Scheduling Center today at 706-721-4581 or toll free at 800-736-CARE (2273).