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 the memory consultation we have two locations:
Please bring along any existing MRI / CT images.
You are here:
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 include depression, sleeping problems and loss of appetite.
Even mild memory impairment should be taken seriously, regardless of whether or not there are symptoms of depression. Early detection and diagnosis increases 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 are the result of a cerebral disorder or some other medical or environmental cause. The diagnosis includes essential cognitive, neuropsychological and physical tests.
To ensure a comprehensive, complete diagnosis, multiple appointments are required.
The Memory Clinic includes:
- Detailed anamnesis
- Neuropsychological diagnostics
- Internal and neurological physical examination
- Spinal tap (cerebrospinal fluid examination) and determination of blood values
- Therapy Recommendations
- Additional clinical trials of new drug therapies
- Psychosocial individual counseling and information sessions
- Expiry of diagnosis
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 meeting.
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 compile a thorough medical history and ask you to complete a short orientation memory test.
We may recommend you take 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 the results are available, you'll be invited back to discuss your diagnosis and treatment options.
After completing the diagnosis we create a report. This establishes and explains your diagnosis. A copy of this report is sent directly to your GP. We also send you a copy on request.
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: