Memory Loss Assessment Clinic

Memory loss that begins suddenly or significantly interferes with your ability to function in daily life may indicate a more serious problem. At the Memory Loss Assessment Clinic, we work with patients suffering from all types of memory problems, from the early stages of memory loss to identified conditions such as Alzheimer's disease.

An assessment should be done if you or a loved one experience any of the following:

  • Difficulty thinking or remembering
  • Changes in personality or behavior
  • Loss of ability to function independently
  • Increasing disorientation to time and place
  • Wandering

After the initial assessment , our providers will create a plan of care that is individually tailored to each patient. Our case manager will work with you and your family to implement the plan.

Contact Us

If you have questions or would like to schedule an appointment, please contact us today at 952-914-1722 or fvpartners@fairview.org.

Commonly Asked Questions

Families often have questions when dealing with memory loss. Our list of commonly asked questions may help you find the answers you need.

Do I need a referral to make an appointment at the Memory Loss Assessment Clinic?

Although a referral from your primary physician is the preferred way to have an initial appointment scheduled, it is not required.

Does the Memory Loss Assessment Clinic replace my primary care clinic?

No, the Memory Loss Assessment Clinic does not replace a patient's primary care clinic.

Will family members have the opportunity to speak to the physician to voice concerns about our loved one’s memory loss?

Yes, family members are a big help in filling in the gaps and getting a better understanding of the degree of memory loss. If your loved one agrees, time will be made during the appointment. Otherwise, you can speak to the nurse case manager before the appointment and they will relay your concerns to the physician.

Will my primary care physician get a copy of what went on during the visit?

Yes, if you are in the Fairview system, files are maintained through our electronic health record system. If you are not in the Fairview system, your health care record will be mailed or faxed to your primary care clinic.

What can I expect out of the appointment at the Memory Loss Assessment Clinic?

The physician and nurse case manager will meet with you and any family members or caregivers that you bring to the appointment. The nurse case manager will perform screening tests with the patient. Once tests are completed, everyone will meet together to discuss the next steps. These could include lab tests, imaging, medication or more cognitive testing.