For an appointment at the memory clinic, you’ll need to be referred by a practitioner. Once you’ve completed and returned our questionnaire you will be given an appointment. For a memory consultation we have two locations:
Please bring along any existing MRI / CT images.
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Memory problems and a general decline in cognitive abilities can occur with age, often slowly and without your knowing it. These changes are frequently accompanied by deterioration in mood. Symptoms may include depression, sleeping problems and loss of appetite.
Even mild memory impairment should be taken seriously, regardless of whether symptoms of depression are present or not. Early detection and diagnosis increase the number of treatment options available, and can permanently improve quality of life for those affected.
Using modern diagnostic methods, we can determine whether symptoms result from a cerebral disorder or from other medical or environmental causes. The diagnostic methods used include essential cognitive, neuropsychological and physical tests.
To ensure a comprehensive, complete diagnosis, multiple appointments are required.
What we provide:
- Detailed medical history
- Neuropsychological testing
- Internal and neurological examination
- Lumbar puncture (cerebrospinal fluid examination) and blood examination
- Therapy Recommendations
- Additional clinical trials of new drug therapies
- Individual psychosocial counseling and information sessions
When you request an appointment, we will send you a questionnaire, which you'll need to complete and return. Within three days of receiving your completed questionnaire we will contact you to arrange a first appointment.
Please bring all relevant medical information with you to your first appointment. This includes any previous medical reports, X-rays and MRI scans.
At your first appointment, we will thoroughly check your medical history and ask you to complete a short memory test used for screening purposes.
We may then recommend that you complete a more detailed neuropsychometric test at a second appointment.
Depending on your results, you may be requested to return again for a physical examination by a doctor. At this stage the doctor may recommend that you take a lumbar puncture test.
Once all results are available, an appointment will be made to go over your diagnosis and treatment options.
A copy of your diagnostic results will be sent to your referral doctor. Upon request, you can also obtain a copy.
Further online information and materials can be accessed via the following links:
Various materials are available from the Federal Ministry of Health and the Federal Ministry of Justice. Topics covered include home care for dementia patients and your legal rights. A selection can be found below: