Here at Winchester Neurological Consultants in Winchester, VA, Dr. Mariecken Fowler operates the Memory Care Clinic. She completed a fellowship in Behavioral and Cognitive Neurology at the University of Virginia, and now provides comprehensive assessments of cognitive complaints at our clinic.
During appointments, she evaluates the root of memory issues, which could be a result of medical issues, medications, sleep disorders, mood disorders, or neurological diseases. These evaluations may also entail the use of a variety of tests to figure out your memory problem, including neuroimaging (MRIs and CT scans), neuropsychological testing, sleep studies (polysomnogram), and screening tests for mood disorders. These tests help Dr. Fowler determine the problem and find ways to optimize daily functioning.
A memory disorder like Dementia is sometimes confusing to patients and families, which is why your doctor aims to simplify and educate patients. She diagnoses different disorders (e.g. Alzheimer ’s disease, Vascular Dementia, Frontotemporal Dementia, etc.) explains what they are, and discusses treatment options. In follow-up appointments, she can also assist patients in setting expectations for future needs, monitor the disease progression, and provide guidance on both medication options and local resources.
There are many other ways to learn more about different memory problems and diseases. If you want more information about services supporting patients, here are a few links to follow:
- Alzheimer’s Association
- Alzheimer’s Foundation of America
- The Association for Frontotemporal Degeneration
- Virginia Division for Aging
- Shenandoah Area Agency on Aging
- West Virginia Bureau of Senior Services
- West Virginia Partnership for Elder Living
- Community Reviews about Care Centers
The memory clinic in Winchester, VA, is an excellent resource for people suffering from memory issues. Dr. Mariecken Fowler provides patients and their families with tests, education, and treatment options. If you'd like to learn more from Winchester Neurological Consultants, call us at (540) 667-1828 today!