Testing for Memory Loss

People often ask their primary care doctors about Memory problems. Oftentimes, PCPs and neurologists will send you to a neuropsychologist. A neuropsychologist is a licensed psychologist who specializes in neurologic conditions (i.e., Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, etc) and who assesses brain functioning through cognitive testing.

Memory Testing for older adults generally lasts approximately 2 to 3 hours; although testing can be longer if you are a younger person (under the age of 60) or if you’ve suffered a brain injury or have another neurologic condition.

Testing generally involves a paper and pencil test. You will also meet with the neuropsychologist to review your medical history prior to beginning testing. After that, she will test your memory and other cognitive skills, such as language and visual spatial skills.

At our practice, we strongly believe that your comfort is very important so that you are able to perform at your very best. We try to make the environment as relaxing as possible and will make needed accommodations so that you are comfortable. Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions.