Memory Support Services at MDH has been a recognized SIU Memory and Aging Network site since 1990. We provide assessments to help you or a loved one manage and track changes in memory performance. We also provide education to individuals or groups about the causes of memory loss and how to manage changes at home through materials provided during assessments.
MDH staff receive ongoing education and testing proficiency through Southern Illinois University School of Medicine Center for Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders and have been a designated Memory and Aging Network site since 1990.
Memory testing is confidential and takes approximately 45 minutes. During testing we discuss any memory changes you have experienced and perform standardized testing. After testing is completed, a report will be sent to your referring physician so they can use the results in combination with additional lab work or imaging to make a diagnosis.
Memory Assessments Frequently Asked Questions
- Referral Form, referrals are confidential and should be faxed to (309) 836-1547
- Family Form, this form provides us with background information that may help your provider with making a diagnosis
The Outreach Services Department is located in the Lower Level of Health Services Building 1, Suite 302, on the MDH campus
Appointments may be made by calling (309) 836-1584.
What Happens After My Memory Assessment?
A testing report from the memory assessment is sent to your primary healthcare provider for follow-up, additional testing, and diagnosis. Often, Alzheimer's disease and Dementia are diagnosed based on symptoms and memory changes over time that can be tracked through annual assessments.
Clients are encouraged to return each year for testing and are offered the opportunity to return as needed if they encounter struggles.
MDH Memory Support staff can be contacted by phone at (309) 836-1584, email at firstname.lastname@example.org
, or in person to provide assistance.