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Please select a question below before contacting us directly - someone has probably had the same concerns as you. We're here to help addess those concerns.

Are there any costs to me or my health insurance for my memory evaluation or participation in a clinical trial at the Memory Enhancement Center of America? What is the difference between Alzheimer's disease and dementia? What is mild cognitive impairment or MCI? Can Alzheimer's disease be prevented or delayed? Am I at a higher risk for developing Alzheimer's if a direct family member had it? How do you distinguish the difference between normal age- related memory loss and something more serious? Can you diagnose Alzheimer's disease in its earliest stages?


Are there any costs to me or my health insurance for my memory evaluation or participation in a clinical trial at the Memory Enhancement Center of America?

All services rendered at the Memory Enhancement Center are entirely free. All clinical research study-related expenses are also at no cost to you or your insurance.

What is the difference between Alzheimer's disease and dementia?

Seventy percent of all dementia victims are experiencing their symptoms from Alzheimer's disease. The other thirty percent can be caused by vascular disease, strokes, abuse of both prescription and over the counter medications, head trauma, Lewy Body Syndrome and Frontal Temporal Dementia. Our Centers specialize in identifying any and all contributing factors to your memory loss.

What is mild cognitive impairment or MCI?

Mild cognitive impairment or MCI is an interruption in normal brain function beyond what one would expect for the age and education for that individual but are not significant enough to interfere with their daily activities. 10% to 15% of MCI individuals progress to Alzheimer's Dementia annually. Our centers specialize in identifying those high risk versus low risk MCI individuals.

Can Alzheimer's disease be prevented or delayed?

That is one of the most improtant questions the Memory Enhancement Centers are attempting to answer. Through the use of FDA approved clinical trials, the Memory Centers are researching these very issues on a daily basis. At present, other than brief interruptions in memory decline by way of the currently approved medications, there is no effective treatment for Alzheimer's Dementia today.

Am I at a higher risk for developing Alzheimer's if a direct family member had it?

An individual who has or had a direct relative correctly diagnosed with Alzheimer's is at a higher risk to develop the disease in their lifetime. There is currently a genetic test available at the Memory Enhancement Center that can assess this risk.

How do you distinguish the difference between normal age- related memory loss and something more serious?

The Memory Enhancement Center performs a comprehensive clinical assessment to determine if an individual is experiencing a stable form of mild cognitive impairment due to aging or is in a transitional stage between MCI and a progression towards Alzheimer's disease.

Can you diagnose Alzheimer's disease in its earliest stages?

If an individual wishes to participate for a clinical trial at our center we now have available a very specialized test called an Amyvid PET Scan. This test identifies the presence of Amyloid plaques in the brain, which is frequently associated with memory loss/Alzheimer's symptoms. The deposits of this protein may begin ten years or more before any symptoms of MCI or Alzheimer's are readily apparent.