Rhode Island Hospital
Ambulatory Patient Center (APC), sixth floor
Director: Brian Ott, MD
The Alzheimer's Disease and Memory Disorders Center at Rhode Island Hospital is a comprehensive diagnostic and treatment center for patients with memory disorders, and is the largest memory assessment program in Rhode Island. The center offers a full range of diagnostic and treatment services, including brain imaging, genetic testing and neuropsychological evaluation. The center also conducts a range of clinical trials of new and promising treatments to delay or slow memory loss.
Memory loss is a frustrating and frightening experience for those afflicted, as well as for their family members. Knowing the facts and receiving the best in neurological care is essential.
Because there are more than 70 different kinds of chronic memory disorders, a comprehensive diagnostic evaluation is an important first step when dealing with symptoms of memory loss. While there is no cure for Alzheimer's disease and other degenerative memory disorders, new treatments are available to help alleviate patients' symptoms and slow the progression of the disease.
The center's neurologists are memory disorder specialists who offer their patients the latest advances in memory disorder diagnosis and treatment. Each patient is given a thorough evaluation that includes a careful review of his or her medical history, a physical examination and neuropsychological evaluation of mental functions, and may include neuroimaging and other laboratory tests.