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
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
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
- 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:
- 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.
- Difficulties with memory, attention/executive function,
language, visuospatial apraxias
- Changes in personality, ability to concentrate, social
- Lack of initiative or motivation in the absence of
Consultation or assessment is required for patients with:
- Common and complex clinical syndromes of primary
- Common and complex clinical syndromes of secondary cognitive
- Family history of neurodegenerative disease