Healthcare Services and Programs
Beginning with diagnosis, through treatment and family support our approach to patient care is one of compassion and dedicated expertise given
to each individual patient and their families.
- We spend the time required to diagnose individual patients,
working step by step through the symptoms and testing results. We
consult with families to understand behavioral changes in the
patient's behavior at home and the workplace.
- We respect the dignity of our patients, knowing their
debilitation may be frightening and frustrating — knowing each
patient needs our understanding, as well as our expertise.
- We understand families require assistance, as their loved one
declines in daily functional capacity, and so we work with
families, providing education and resources.
OhioHealth Cognitive Neurology provides a methodical, in-depth,
personalized assessment process designed to deconstruct the subtle
symptoms and complex signs associated with dementia.
Each assessment is individualized and typically includes:
neurology assessment with a cognitive neurologist
Tests and imaging often involved in diagnosing dementia may
tests (to rule out reversible causes of memory loss, such as
thyroid problems or vitamin deficiencies)
(to look for patterns of atrophy or to rule out other causes of
brain dysfunction, such as a tumor or stroke)
PET Scan (to increase diagnostic accuracy regarding frontotemporal
and Alzheimer's dementias)
Our cognitive neurology team works together to provide the
results patients and their families need to be able to manage a
This includes providing the most advanced medications as well
rehabilitative care with speech and physical therapists
care with patient's primary care physician
assessment, as needed, by our cognitive neurologists
We treat common and rare complex dementia conditions, including
but not limited to, those below.
Most common conditions of primary neurodegenerative
Mild cognitive impairment
Dementia of Alzheimer's type
Dementia with Lewy bodies
Parkinson's disease dementia
Primary progressive aphasias (logopenic, semantic, agrammatic,
apraxia of speech)
Posterior cortical atrophy
Most common conditions of secondary cognitive dysfunction
Hepatic or renal failure related encephalopathy
Chronic sequelae of infectious encephalitis
Developmental delay - static brain injury