Are you or someone you love concerned about memory loss? If so, you have a resource in the Beaufort Memorial Memory Center at the Okatie Medical Pavilion.
A knowledgeable, dedicated team of professionals offers comprehensive assessment, treatment and care coordination. Led by Paul Mazzeo, M.D., a board-certified neurologist and an expert in dementia and memory disorders, the team includes a health care navigator to coordinate any services that may be needed, physical and occupational therapists, and a registered dietitian.
Speak to your primary care provider about your/your loved one’s memory concerns and the potential need for Memory Center services.
Upon referral to the Memory Center, you will receive a neurological evaluation that may include cognitive testing; brain imaging; lab studies; review of any current medications and supplements; and genetic analysis.
After the evaluation, the Center’s team members review results and make a diagnosis. They recommend a course of care designed to slow decline. It may consist of medication, dietary changes, physical activity and techniques to stimulate the senses, exercise the memory and strengthen brain function.
Equally important, the team offers information and supportive practical advice—for patient and caregiver alike—on living with the diagnosed condition. The goal is to increase coping skills and reduce stress for all concerned. All necessary care will be coordinated by the Center, including complementary services offered by community agencies.
An additional benefit offered by the Center is the opportunity to participate in FDA-approved clinical trials and research studies.
For more information, call 843-522-5674.