Memory decline can be part of the normal aging process but may also be due to other causes such as sleep apnea, depression and medication side effects. The Memory Clinic evaluation includes a cognitive assessment, blood tests and PET scan for diagnosis, and if required –treatment, follow-up and referral to medical and community resources for support. The Memory Clinic utilizes the best clinical practices and cutting edge technologies for diagnosis of medical conditions associated with memory problems. Our Clinic’s focus is evaluation to provide treatments–both symptomatic and preventive–to ensure longterm stabilization for patients and to enhance the quality of life for patients and caregivers
Alzheimer’s Disease Research Unit
The Memory Clinic of the Alzheimer’s Disease Research Unit, McGill University Research Centre for Studies in Aging, a division of the Faculty of Medicine, McGill University, was founded in 1997 to establish a clinic that specializes in diagnosis and treatment of memory loss caused by Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders.
The Clinic’s primary focus is to seek improved therapies, both symptomatic and preventive, for AD and cognitive disorders; to ensure long-term stabilization for patients; and to enhance the quality of life for patients and caregivers.
The Clinic offers expertise in the early diagnosis and management of AD and cognitive disorders, including vascular dementia and mild cognitive impairment.
Clinical Research Trials
Clinical trials for Alzheimer’s Disease and other types of dementia represent a key element of the MCSA. In the different clinical trials available, participants, depending on their eligibility, receive interventions such as a medical component (a drug) or device or behavioural or lifestyle changes.