The Center for Memory & Behavioral Disorders at LifeBridge Health is a collaboration between The Sandra and Malcolm Berman Brain & Spine Institute and Levindale Hebrew Geriatric Center and Hospital.
The health care professionals at the center provide expert evaluation and a continuum of care for patients with dementia.
This collaborative approach provides a positive and efficient care experience for patients and their families, and spares them from having to make separate trips to multiple health care providers.
In this program, patients receive an evaluation in a single half-day visit at one location. In this one visit, the center’s team of neurologists, neuropsychologists, geriatric psychiatrists and a psychiatric clinical nurse specialist conducts a thorough assessment and provides patients and families with a diagnosis, an initial treatment plan for cognitive and behavioral symptoms, and education regarding available support services.
About Memory Loss and Dementia
- The most common cause of dementia in older people is Alzheimer's disease, but other brain disorders (including stroke, frontotemporal disorders, Lewy body disease, and other conditions) may cause dementia.
- Many patients with dementia also have behavioral disorders.
- Other potential causes include depression, drug interactions and thyroid problems. These are often reversible if detected early. A thorough evaluation of symptoms is necessary to determine the correct diagnosis.
- Early detection of dementia allows patients to begin therapy designed to slow the progression of memory loss. Although no cure exists for most dementias, drug treatment may improve symptoms and enhance quality of life.
In the News
Is It Really Dementia?
A number of conditions cause dementia-like symptoms, and doctors may have trouble diagnosing them. Still, the odds usually are low that an elderly family member can be made cognitively normal.
New Study Reveals Possible Cause of Alzheimer's Disease
Scientists at the Duke University School of Medicine believe that they may have discovered a cause to Alzheimer's disease and that it may be possible to battle it with drugs. Dr. Michael Williams provides his insight in an interview with WBAL-TV.
In this WBAL-AM "Know Your Health" radio clip, Dr. Williams discusses early diagnosis of dementia and other brain disorders.
The Center for Memory & Behavioral Disorders is located in the Michel Mirowski Medical Office Building at 5051 Greenspring Ave., Baltimore. Ample parking is available, with easy access to the building.
To schedule an evaluation by the Center for Memory & Behavioral Disorders, please call 410-601-1905.
Center for Memory & Behavioral Disorders Specialists
Michael A. Williams, M.D.
Campbell Sullivan, Ph.D.
Sarah McQuide, Psy.D.