The Barrow Difference
The Barrow Difference – Alzheimer’s and Memory Disorders Program
Too often, people who seek health care for concerns of memory disorders receive a “diagnose and adiós” approach. While there is no known cure for most forms of dementia, we believe a holistic approach can ease the burden of disease on patients and caregivers.
With our comprehensive clinical and wraparound services, we go beyond the diagnosis and prescription pad. Our team promises to help patients and care partners understand dementia and the challenging road ahead.
Comprehensive, Individualized Care
We also know that this road is different for everyone. At Barrow Neurological Institute, we strive to create a unique roadmap for every patient and family affected by dementia. Our cognitive disorders specialists thoroughly evaluate each patient and provide an individualized disease-management plan. This plan encompasses both medical and non-medical needs. Our experts in behavioral and cognitive health, geriatric neuropsychiatry, and social work are here to help every step of the way.
Our patients and caregivers have the opportunity to participate in support groups, workshops, and seminars. Some of these events are designed for both patients and care partners, while others are solely created for care partners. We address issues unique to the dementia community. These include coping with ambiguous loss and handling sensitive topics such as driving and assisted living.
Additionally, our website provides a variety of downloadable resources for patients and caregivers. We offer an in-depth guide for managing the day-to-day challenges of caregiving, quick tip sheets, and companion cards.
As our clinicians are caring for patients today, they’re also working with our neuroscientists to find the treatments of the future. Barrow is home to ample laboratory space and often participates in multi-site clinical trials for individuals in various stages of cognitive impairment. We serve as a study site for the largest international trial to date to evaluate deep brain stimulation (DBS) surgery for mild probable Alzheimer’s. We also conduct prevention studies focused on ultimately finding a cure for Alzheimer’s and related dementias.
Take the Next Step
Call to request more information or an appointment, or view our specialty-trained neurologists.