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Treatments and Services

Your initial evaluation will help us to understand the factors or conditions causing changes in your memory or behavior. It will involve:

  • A review of your medical records
  • An interview to gather a detailed history of symptoms
  • A physical and neurological (brain function) examination
  • A referral to our Dartmouth-Hitchcock Radiology or other departments for tests as needed

Neurology memory clinic tests

  • Cognitive testing
  • Laboratory testing
  • Neuroimaging testing including:
    • Computed Tomography (CT): A computed tomography (CT) scan of the body, which uses X-rays to make detailed pictures of structures inside of the body
    • Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI): Images taken using a special machine that contains a strong magnet; this is helpful to get more detailed information about a specific area of the body, such as the brain.
    • Positron Emission Tomography (PET): A type of test that uses a special type of camera and a tracer (radioactive substance) to look at organs in the body.

Neurology memory clinic treatments

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  • Medical management: our team can help decide what types of medications may be helpful to keep your symptoms under control

  • We may refer you to other departments within Dartmouth-Hitchcock to help with your symptoms

  • Occupational therapists and speech and language pathologists can be helpful for maintaining your everyday function and language or voice control

  • We may do some memory testing at your appointments (called cognitive testing)

  • In some cases, we may need to refer you for in-depth neuropsychological testing

     

 

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