Broward Health North
Memory Disorder Center

Memory Disorder Center

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How Much Do You Know About Memory?

To keep your memory sharp, it's helpful to understand factors that affect memory for better or for worse.

1. Spending most of your time doing one type of activity doesn't stimulate your brain.
2. To keep your memory healthy, do routine mental tasks yourself.
3. Tension and stress can cause memory lapses.
4. Diabetes, hypothyroidism, depression, and high blood pressure can cause memory problems.
5. Diet doesn't affect your brain and memory power.
6. Hearing and seeing properly can improve your memory.
7. Your medications may cause memory problems.
8. Alcohol consumption doesn't affect memory.
9. Using memory aids such as a pocket notebook, watch alarm, or voice recorder to remind you of coming events or things to do can help jog your memory.
10. Exercising regularly and staying fit can boost your memory.
11. A memory problem is deemed serious if it affects your day-to-day activities.

The Memory Disorder Center at Broward Health North is an outpatient diagnostic facility offering a multidisciplinary approach to determine the cause of memory impairment. Our team of specialists including neurologists, neuropsychologists, geriatric psychiatrist, social workers and nurses, provide a comprehensive diagnostic evaluation. Upon the completion of the diagnostic process, the patient and their caregivers meet with the neurologist and members of the multidisciplinary team to discuss diagnosis, planning for the future and available resources.

Memory loss can have many causes including thyroid imbalance, Alzheimer's disease, nutritional or metabolic disorders, stroke, or other neurological conditions.

When a patient is diagnosed with a memory disorder, such as Alzheimer's disease, every family member is affected, especially the caregiver. Through our unique programs, the Center offers a complete network of assistance for patients and caregivers.

Services Include:

  • Counseling and education
  • Support groups
  • Community referrals
  • Research
  • Crisis Respite program - provides in-home care for your loved one on an emergency basis to relieve caregivers

Where to get started:

If you have any questions about memory loss or would like to schedule an appointment, please call us at 954-786-7392 or 561-732-4631 from Palm Beach County.

Round-trip transportation to the Center is available upon request.

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