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for Dementia/Cognitive Concerns

Dementia/Cognitive Concerns
Suggested Pre-Referral Evaluation and Management Guidelines Consider depression, delirium, and medication effects. Assess living situation (medication compliance, financial management, driving safety, nutrition, behavior, caregiver stress).
Are there focal neurological findings or a gait disturbance?
Suggested Additional Test/Management Prior to Specialty Visit Routine dementia evaluation: CBC, FTA, TSH, B12, chemistry profile including renal and liver function tests, brain imaging with CT or MRI (latter if age <55, rapid progression, focal findings, gait disturbance, prominent behavioral disturbance, h/o cerebrovascular disease)
Patient Education/Information (includes preps)
1) Provide safety education about wandering, cooking, driving, etc.
2) Dementia (in Alzheimer's disease)
Appointment Timeframe Next available Cognitive Disorders clinic visit with neuropsychometric
How to Get Results to Consultant UMHS Patients: See MiChart
External Patients: Hand carry non-UM records and MRI films to visit
Clinic Contact Information Physicians: 800-962-3555
Patients: 734-764-6831
Clinic Location Sites Cognitive Disorders
UM Consulting Physician Nancy R. Barbas, M.D., M.S.W.
Judith L. Heidebrink , M.D., M.S.
Henry Lauris Paulson MD
Revised on: 10/01/2012