• Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, 330 Brookline Avenue, Boston, MA 02215
  • 617-667-4074

As we age, many develop concerns about memory, especially when it comes to figuring out what are normal “senior moments” versus what may be the beginning of a more serious memory disorder. In the Memory A2Z Program in the Cognitive Neurology Unit at BIDMC, the latest behavioral, genetic and imaging tests are applied to diagnose and treat a wide range of memory problems. Reassurance is given to those whose memory issues are solely related to age-related change and then individuals are counseled on the latest techniques to promote healthy brain aging. The latest and most advanced treatments are provided to help those with a more significant memory impairment. The program includes a variety of therapies including behavioral, lifestyle and medication interventions to enhance memory and overall quality of life. Our clinicians are on the forefront in the search for even more effective treatments, performing research studies varying from new medications to noninvasive brain stimulation techniques. In addition, strong connections with community resources have been made to help those with memory loss and their caregivers.

  • Approach

    Our integrated team of cognitive neurologists, psychiatrists, neuropsychologists and social workers work together to develop treatment plans tailored to each person’s specific needs.

    We specialize in the assessment and treatment of people with mild memory concerns as well as those who have more significant limitations in the context of neurodegenerative disorders such as Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson’s disease.

    In combination with the Berenson-Allen Center for Noninvasive Brain Stimulation and the Brain Fit Club, we develop integrated treatment plans that can include medications, diet, aerobic exercise, cognitive programs and noninvasive brain stimulation.

  • What to Expect at Your Visit

    At the time of the initial visit each person will meet with a cognitive neurologist and clinical social worker.

    Combining this information with imaging data, additional cognitive testing and other neurodiagnostic procedures, this team will determine whether there is objective evidence of memory loss and they will assess the functional impact on the person’s daily life. The team will convene to discuss probable diagnosis and optimal intervention which may include medications, cognitive remediation, lifestyle interventions, and psychiatric consultation.

    A follow up visit with the neurologist and social worker will be made to make sure that the person understands the evaluation findings, the implications for daily life, and to engage in an active discussion regarding recommendations for treatment. Ongoing support will be provided by the team to monitor each person’s memory and overall function, so that the person dealing with memory loss and their caregiver can have confidence in their therapy. 

  • Contact Us

    The Memory A2Z Program is located in the Cognitive Neurology Unit, Kirstein 2nd Floor, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, 330 Brookline Ave, Boston, MA.

    Phone: 617-667-4074; Fax: 617-667-2808