Memory Care Center
The Neuroscience Group Memory Care Center is affiliated with the Wisconsin Alzheimer’s Institute and our providers have years of experience guiding families through the difficult journey of dementia diagnosis and treatment. Our care plans and staff interactions are led by our core value of personal care & compassion.
We strive to treat our patients and their families with dignity; we work to make sure every patient receives the best healthcare available based on their individual needs.
Experts in Memory Care Treatment
The Neuroscience Group team can help in the evaluation and treatment of you or your loved one’s memory care issues. There are many types of dementia and seeing a specialist is important to ensure the best quality care and available treatments. We have a clinical social worker on staff to help you connect with all the area’s available resources.
Medical evaluation is essential when memory loss interferes with the ability to carry out activities of daily living and seems progressive. There are many warning signs of dementia; request an appointment at Neuroscience Group if you or a loved one are experiencing any of the following:
- Challenges in planning or problem solving
- Difficulty completing familiar tasks
- Confusion with time or place
- Trouble with visual images and spatial relationships
- Change in ability to recall words or express self in conversation or writing
- Misplacing things and losing the ability to retrace steps
- Decreased or poor judgement
- Withdrawal from work or social activities
- Changes in mood or personality
Know the 6 Keys to Brain Health
While there are genetic factors that may predispose some of us to decline in brain health, how we live our lives and take care of ourselves can make a big difference in the health of our brains.
Regular exercise improves blood flow to the brain and can enhance learning and memory. It can also improve mood and reduce stress and anxiety. Exercise keeps the cardiovascular system healthy. A healthy heart = A healthy brain! Exercise is one of the few interventions that has been proven to improve brain function, even better than any medication. The earlier you start, the better but it is never too late to add more activity to your day.
You are what you eat! Eating healthy foods reduces inflammation in the brain. Adding foods rich in antioxidants can help balance the harmful effects of lifestyle and the environment which cause inflammation of the brain. This means adding lots of vegetables, fruits, healthy fats and proteins to your diet. This also means reducing your intake of flour, sugar, and packaged foods.
Controlling medical risk factors is important for maintaining brain health. Make sure you see a health care provider regularly to treat problems like high blood pressure, diabetes, obesity, depression, high cholesterol, smoking and excessive alcohol intake. These are all known contributors to dementia. A healthy body = A healthy brain.
Sleep and Relaxation
Sleep and relaxation are very important aspects of brain health. Getting restful sleep at night helps to improve energy, mood, the immune system, and may even help reduce buildup of an abnormal protein called beta-amyloid plaque. The buildup of this plaque in the brain is associated with Alzheimer’s disease.
Keeping your mind active is a critical aspect of long term brain health. Mental exercises which challenge your mind can improve the brain’s functioning. Participate in daily activities such as reading, playing cards, completing brain games, or taking a class to learn a new skill. Flex your mind muscle to keep it strong!
Staying socially active can help memory loss. Spend time with others, engage in conversation and participate in family or community events as much as possible.
Start Receiving Treatment in Three Easy Steps
1. Request an Appointment
To start your progress towards treatment contact Neuroscience Group to request an appointment. One of our scheduling intake coordinators will set you up with an appointment.
2. Attend Your Appointment With Our Top Rated Neurology Providers
One of our top-rated providers will meet with you to discuss your symptoms and they’ll work with you to put together a treatment plan. You’ll be able to ask all of your questions and leave your appointment with confidence that you’re receiving the best care from Neuroscience Group.
3. Begin Your Customized Treatment Plan
Your personalized treatment plan could include further testing (MRI, EEG), as well as physical therapy or speech therapy. We provide complete neurology care at Neuroscience Group, so we’ll be there for you every step of the way.
Our memory care center is located within our main clinic in Neenah. For your first appointment, plan to:
- Bring a family member or support person.
- Plan on spending 3 hours at your first appointment. You will be meeting with several different providers.
- Complete your new patient paperwork that will be mailed to you ahead of time. You can also complete your paperwork online at MyNeuroscienceGroup.