Complete memory care.
Expert care and support through diagnosis and treatment of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. Let our compassionate experts guide you through diagnosis and treatment of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease.
The Memory Disorder Clinic serves Brevard, Indian River, Osceola, Southern Volusia, and St. Lucie counties. We operate in collaboration with Health First Aging Services and the Florida Institute of Technology School of Psychology
Take the first step.
The Memory Disorder Clinic at Health First, one of 17 state-funded memory clinics, provides free memory screening to anyone over the age of 18 who is concerned about memory. Memory screenings are not a diagnosis but an important first step in the evaluation process, serving a vital role toward detection and treatment.
Benefits of memory testing:
- Eliminate worry and fear about “senior moments”.
- Learn ways to improve your memory and age healthfully.
- Discover available community resources.
Call 321.434.7612 to schedule your free memory screening.
Know the difference between Alzheimer’s disease and normal aging.
Forgetting where you left your keys? Totally normal. Not remembering the name of a new acquaintance? It happens to us all. Some memory loss is to be expected as we age. It’s important to know what is normal and when it’s time to talk to a doctor.
From diagnosis to education and support.
If you are concerned about your memory or the memory of a parent or loved one, we offer a comprehensive, diagnostic evaluation that will give you the answers you need.
The evaluation includes:
- In-depth physical exam and testing
- Examination of a thorough health history
- A brief neuro-psychological test to assess specific skills such as attention and concentration, executive functioning, motor function and speed, learning and memory and language
- Meetings and assessments with a licensed social worker
- Imaging studies, lab tests or bloodwork, if needed
Our findings will be given to you or your loved one, your family and your primary care physician. We accept Medicare, Health First Health Plans and most other insurance plans.
What’s next? Resources for understanding memory disorders and getting help.
Memory disorders affect everyone in the family. You are not alone. Whether you have been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s or dementia, or you are a caregiver to a loved one with a memory disorder, we are by your side every step of the way.
Our caregiver classes are free of charge.
Case management and counseling.
When you need help finding solutions to care for a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease or dementia, our highly trained and specialized case managers and counselors can help you. We work closely with other agencies in the community and can offer support, information, resources, referrals and ideas.
Memory enhancement to boost your skills.
Sign up to train your brain. We offer classes and programs to boost your brain power, including:
Total Brain Health: This program to improve memory and cognition is open to those who have completed a free memory screening at the Memory Disorder Clinic and are concerned about their memory or mild cognitive impairment.
You will learn memory strengthening techniques and skills with your progress measured along the way.
Mindset: This six-class program is for for individuals with mild cognitive impairment or early memory loss and their caregivers. Each class will teach cognitive skills to stimulate memory and thinking and you will get at-home exercises to reach even higher.
Feel empowered with caregiver training.
The First Steps: This five-part program, developed by the Alzheimer's Association, is designed for people who are newly diagnosed and in the early stages of dementia, as well as their caregivers.
Classes cover how to plan for the future, potential safety issues, legal and financial concerns, communication and coping strategies, and available community resources.
Dementia Live: We want to help caregivers get the training and support they need to confidently care for a person with dementia. The Dementia Live program gives our caregivers, families and community an interactive experience to heighten understanding, deepen empathy and elevate care.
Stress-Busting Program for Family Caregivers: This nine-week, small-group program is focused on support, problem-solving and stress management. We know how exhausting it can be to care for a loved one with Alzheimer's or dementia. You will not only break down common stressors, but learn coping skills through meditation, art, music and journaling.
Once you've taken this course, we welcome you to join our Stress-Busting support group to continue facing challenges and finding solutions with a group of people who understand.
Support is here when you need it.
Alzheimer’s and dementia research opportunities.
We often have opportunities for patients and caregivers to participate in research opportunities with the Memory Disorder Clinic and the Florida Institute of Technology.