Healthcare Services and Programs

At OhioHealth, we provide comprehensive assessment, diagnosis and treatment for patients with common and rare complex dementia syndromes, also referred to as neurodegenerative conditions.

What Is Cognitive Neurology? 

Cognitive neurology is a sub-specialty focused on diagnosing and treating disorders associated with thinking, memory, language, speech, visual perception, reasoning and other higher functioning skills.

Dementia is the progressive loss of these functions.

Dementia of the Alzheimer type is the most commonly recognized dementia treated by cognitive neurologists; however, dementia is not only caused by Alzheimer's disease. Dementia can have many etiologies, requiring the expertise of specialists to successfully recognize, diagnose and treat each unique clinical syndrome.

Why Choose OhioHealth for Cognitive Neurology 

With the advent of aging baby boomers and longer life spans, there is an increasing demand for excellent dementia care. Our cognitive neurology program has grown to meet this need with an expert medical team. This team includes a cognitive neurologist specially trained to recognize predictive patterns and collective symptoms in complex and rare cognitive disorders.

In addition to their expertise, everyone in our cognitive neurology program is dedicated to compassionately treating the unique needs of patients suffering from dementia.

  • We spend the time it takes to fully understand each patient's individual condition.
  • We work closely with patients and their families not only during but after diagnosis. This is to monitor the condition and assist families in finding resources that can help them manage this progressive and often complex disease.

Our Team of Experts

OhioHealth Cognitive Neurology includes many experts skilled in working with patients and families living with a neurodegenerative condition. They include:

  • Neurologists
  • Neuropsychologists
  • Geriatricians
  • Psychometrists
  • Speech therapists
  • Physical therapists
  • Social workers

Cognitive Neurology Treatment Information for Physicians

Physicians may want to consider referring patients to OhioHealth Cognitive Neurology for the following reasons.

Patient displays:

  • Difficulties with memory, attention/executive function, language, visuospatial apraxias
  • Changes in personality, ability to concentrate, social skills
  • Lack of initiative or motivation in the absence of depression

Consultation or assessment is required for patients with:

  • Common and complex clinical syndromes of primary neurodegenerative diseases
  • Common and complex clinical syndromes of secondary cognitive dysfunction
  • Family history of neurodegenerative disease