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Dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease Services at UPMC in Central Pa

UPMC's neurology experts provide comprehensive care for memory, mood, behavior, and cognitive problems that are related to dementia and Alzheimer's disease.

Why Choose UPMC in Central Pa. for Dementia and Alzheimer's Disease Care?

At UPMC, our neurology specialists provide expert diagnosis and manage memory, mood, behavior, and cognitive problems that are caused by Alzheimer's disease and dementia. Our neurologists and neuropsychologists will work together to perform a complete assessment to evaluate several areas of brain function, including personality, memory, cognitive ability, emotions, problem-solving, and reasoning.

After you receive the results of your assessment, your neurology team will work closely with you and your loved ones to develop a personalized care plan. Although there is no cure for Alzheimer's disease and dementia -- and no way to slow down the progression of the disease -- our specialists use the latest medications and therapies to help patients and caregivers manage symptoms such as depression, behavioral problems, and sleeplessness.

Alzheimer's & Dementia Symptoms We Manage

Our neurology and neuropsychology experts provide compassionate, personalized care that can help to improve the quality of life of patients living with Alzheimer's disease and dementia. Our specialists can diagnose and manage symptoms, including:

  • Memory loss
  • Behavior and personality changes
  • Cognitive problems
  • Confusion
  • Restlessness
  • Sleeplessness
  • Impaired decision-making, reasoning, and judgment
  • Communication problems
  • Depression and other emotional disturbances

Procedures and Diagnostic Tests for Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia. Our specialists offer a full range of neuropsychological tests to diagnose Alzheimer's disease and dementia, including tests for:

  • Attention span
  • Memory
  • Language skills
  • Speech skills
  • Reasoning skills
  • Planning skills
  • Organizing skills
  • Mood and emotions

We also offer a full range of physical tests that may be used to rule out other medical conditions or diagnose Alzheimer's disease or dementia, including:

  • Imaging tests. Your doctor may order imaging exams, such as an X-ray, MRI, or CT scan, to check for problems.
  • Blood or urine tests. Blood and urine tests can rule out other medical conditions that may cause dementia.
  • Electroencephalogram (EEG). An EEG test uses electrodes attached to your scalp to record the electrical activity of your brain. For your convenience, our specialists perform diagnostic EEG tests in our office.
  • Lumbar puncture (spinal tap). During a spinal tap, your neurologist will remove a sample of spinal fluid from your spinal canal to check for neurological conditions.

Contact Us For More Information

Contact the office below that is most convenient to you.

Providers

Locations

Neurology at PinnacleHealth Neurosurgery and Neurosciences Institute
Located at Medical Office Building 2
2005 Technology Parkway
Suite 400
Mechanicsburg, PA 17050

Neurology: 717-791-2520
Fax: 717-703-0061

Neurology at PinnacleHealth Neurosurgery and Neurosciences Institute
Located at Bloom Outpatient Center
4310 Londonderry Road
Suite 202
Harrisburg, PA 17109

Phone: 717-791-2520
Fax: 717-920-4361

PinnacleHealth Neurosurgery and Neurosciences Institute
Located at Hillside Medical Center
250 Fame Avenue
Suite 100
Hanover, PA 17331
Phone: 717-632-4188
Fax: 717-544-3536

PinnacleHealth Neurosurgery and Neurosciences Institute
1600 6th Avenue
Suite 102
York, PA 17403

Phone: 717-764-4781
Fax: 717-764-9572

PinnacleHealth Neurosurgery and Neurosciences Institute
Located at UPMC Outpatient Center
1160 Manheim Pike
Suite 202
Lancaster, PA 17601

Phone: 717-791-2520
Fax: 717-544-3536

Neurosurgery at PinnacleHealth Neurosurgery and Neurosciences Institute
Located at Lebanon Valley Advanced Care Center
1251 East Main Street
Annville, PA 17003

Phone: 717-791-2520

Neurosurgery at PinnacleHealth Neurosurgery and Neurosciences Institute
Located at Medical Office Building 2
2005 Technology Parkway
Suite 400
Mechanicsburg, PA 17050

Phone: 717-988-9370
Fax: 717-703-0154

York Neurology Specialists
Located at Thistle Hill Professional Center
2030 Thistle Hill Drive
Suite 202
Spring Grove, PA 17362

Phone: 717-843-7348
Fax: 717-771-5393

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