CHA Neuropsychiatry and Memory Center
The Cambridge Health Alliance Neuropsychiatry and Memory Center is a consultative service that helps to evaluate adults of any age with cognitive impairment, memory loss, or related behavioral problems. The center brings together experts from Psychiatry, Neurology, Psychology, Social Services and Internal Medicine. Together, this team works with patients, families, and caregivers to understand the cause of these problems and provide options for management and care.
Expert Evaluation and Testing
Each Neuropsychiatry and Memory Center patient will get an Initial Evaluation from a Psychiatrist or Neurologist at our site in the Medical Specialties Clinic at the Somerville Hospital. Patients may:
- Be referred for formal Neuropsychological Testing to assess their thinking and memory skills
- Have a brain imaging study, laboratory testing, and a complete neurological/psychiatric examination
- See an Internist to help identify any underlying medical conditions
After testing is complete, a Behavioral Neurologist or Psychiatrist will review the findings with the patient and family/caregivers. A report will also be sent to your doctor and other providers involved in the case. Local patients may be referred to Somerville-Cambridge Elder Services, who provide support for caregivers and help with long-term care planning.
To Make an Appointment
If you have any questions about the Neuropsychiatry and Memory Center, or would like a referral, please ask your doctor. We accept most types of health insurance.