The UW Medicine Memory and Brain Wellness Center clinical team understands the impact that neurodegenerative disorders can have on our patients and their families. That’s why we are dedicated to supporting you every step of the way — from the initial consultation through treatment and comprehensive follow-up care.
Our team envisions a world in which people live well with memory loss and can rely upon the best care, within a community of support. Our mission is to promote the well-being of persons living with memory loss and their families, by providing exceptional care, advancing scientific understanding, and building dementia-friendly communities.
We welcome you to visit the UW Memory and Brain Wellness Center website to learn more about our innovative research, treatment approaches, educational programs and community outreach.
Individualized care, exceptional service
Our multidisciplinary team first carefully assesses each patient’s health history, symptoms and current condition. Tests may be ordered which can include imaging, laboratory tests and neuropsychological testing. At a follow-up visit a few weeks later, we bring the patient’s family and care team members together to better understand the patient, their diagnosis and prognosis, and to tailor treatment options. This combination of customized care, education about each patient’s options and ongoing support ensures the most effective treatment and appropriate follow-up care.
Our physicians, neuropsychologists and nurse practitioners specialize in evaluating patients whose symptoms may arise from Alzheimer disease, and also other causes such as frontotemporal degeneration, depression, vascular brain injury or other conditions. We are also experts in diagnosing those patients whose illness is progressing rapidly, those who experience symptoms at a young age, and those whose symptoms may overlap with other disorders. Our team encourages early diagnosis for anyone experiencing even very mild cognitive impairment because accurate and early diagnosis means more time to plan, more time to participate in research or clinical trials, and the opportunity to participate in
decisions about care.
Read about our workshops helping to enhance community understanding of dementia.
For information on how you can support the Memory and Brain Wellness Center, please contact James Policar, director for philanthropy, at firstname.lastname@example.org.