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Legal and Healthcare Professionals Rely on the Expertise of Mountain Memory Assessment to Assist Their Clients

When Should a Physician Refer a Patient?

A neuropsychological assessment can help referring physicians understand how the different parts and systems of their patientís brain are working. Patients are typically referred following complaints of memory loss or thinking problems.

Symptoms include changes in:

  • Memory

  • Attention and Concentration

  • Language

  • Reasoning

  • Problem-solving

  • Personality

Physicians will receive answers about a conditionís cause, potential treatments, and its impact on the patientís activities of daily living, including:

  • What is the likely cause of my patientís memory loss?

  • Is the decline in my patientís memory a normal part of aging or is it the early stages of dementia?

  • Does Alzheimerís disease or other neurological disease cause my patientís memory loss, or is it the result of depression or other reversible disorder?

  • What is the best way to treat and manage my patientís memory loss?

  • What can my patient do to help?

  • Is it safe for my patient to keep driving, or should I refer him/her for a formal driving examination?

  • Can my patient continue to live alone safely, or is it time for him/her to move to a more structured and supportive environment?

For links to information that physicians and other healthcare professionals may find helpful, please visit our Resources page.

Services For Attorneys

Attorneys frequently rely on a neuropsychological assessment for expert guidance about a clientís capacity to make clear, logical, and informed decisions. Mountain Memory Assessment has substantial experience
performing evaluations that conform to accepted legal standards and withstand the scrutiny of the courts. These are applied to such important matters as:

  • Personal finances

  • Wills

  • Residential arrangements

  • Assisted care

  • Medical care

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