Dr. Daniel Swagerty, professor and chair of the Department of Geriatrics with Wright State Physicians

Memory concerns? Local physician group offers cognitive assessments

An area physician group now has a Cognitive Assessment Clinic for those 65 years of age or older who have concerns about memory loss.

An interdisciplinary team including a nurse, community health worker, clinical pharmacist, and geriatrician, provides the consultation service, according to a press release from Wright State Physicians.

Wright State Physicians is a group of more than 100 physicians affiliated with the Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine.

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The assessment usually takes two hours with the goal of providing the person and family with a diagnosis and recommendations about treatments, as well as information about available community resources at the end of the session. Most referrals come from primary care clinicians, community agencies, or families.

The clinic nurse and community health worker gather as much information as possible prior to the consultation to expedite the session and to avoid duplicating diagnostic studies that have already been completed.

For more information about the Cognitive Assessment Clinic call (937) 245-7200.