OVERVIEW

Memory loss is a normal part of aging. However, too much memory loss may be a sign of an underlying condition. Recognizing the signs early offers a better chance of maintaining a healthy and active lifestyle.

 

Free Memory Testing at Centricity Memory Clinic!

Centricity Memory Clinic provides free memory testing that allows individuals to gauge the current state of their memory. To accomplish this, we perform two tests, the MMSE (Mini Mental State Examination) and the FCSRT (Free and Cued Selective Reminding Test). The FCSRT is very sensitive at detecting subtler, mild memory loss that other assessments may not pick up on. The memory assessment appointment is approximately 30 minutes in length. Each participant has the option to have his or her results saved in our database and the option to be invited back for re-testing in the future. As Alzheimer’s disease is a progressive impairment in memory, these options allow individuals and Centricity Memory Clinic to track memory abilities over time. Individual’s memory-test scores can also be shared with each individual’s family doctor.

Want to Join a Clinical Study?

Centricity Memory Clinic conducts memory clinical trials, researching new medications that are being developed for various disease states. This research is an important part of the process in developing new treatments for conditions like Alzheimer’s disease. By attending a memory clinic, you are in no way obligated to participate in research.

Memory / Alzheimer’s


Centricity Research is driven to make a difference in the lives of all those who are touched by conditions related to aging and specialize in research related to Alzheimer’s disease. Through passion and innovation, we’re committed to finding new treatments to maintain an improved quality of life for our patients.

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RELATED INFORMATION

Possible Signs & Symptoms

Alzheimer’s is a progressive disease which typically begins in the part of the brain that affects learning. As Alzheimer’s advances through the brain, it leads to increasingly severe symptoms such as:

  • Disorientation
  • Mood and behavior changes
  • Confusion about events, time, and place
  • Serious memory loss
  • Difficulty speaking, swallowing, and walking

Causes & Risk Factors

The exact cause of Alzheimer’s diseases are unknown, with research being conducted to further explore possible causes relating to:

  • Age
  • Environmental Factors
  • Family history
  • Genetics

Treatment & Support

Standardized memory tests have been used on millions of people in clinical and research settings. After a couple of simple assessments, these test can provide with information about how your memory compares to others in your age group. If your results show that you may be experiencing memory problems beyond normal, age-related issues, it is important you contact a specialist for more information.

 

Genetic Testing

Genetic testing can be done for individuals that meet specific criteria. Certain genetic makeups put individuals at a higher risk for developing Alzheimer’s disease. Our on-site genetic testing is able to determine whether or not a person is at a higher risk. These tests are done by analysing DNA obtained through the collection of cells from the inside of a person’s cheek. Based on the results of these tests, those who are genetically at a higher risk have the opportunity to learn more about clinical trials focused on Alzheimer’s disease prevention.