MEMORY DISORDERS CLINICJim Ellison, MD, MPH, Director
Michele Masi, MD, Assistant Director
The Memory Disorders Clinic at McLean Hospital offers a comprehensive outpatient
program for the diagnosis and treatment of memory disorders or other cognitive
impairment. Consultation and referral services also are available. The Memory
Disorders Clinic is part of the McLean Geriatric Psychiatry Program, which provides
integrated inpatient, outpatient, partial hospital and community-based psychiatric
services to older adults.
Diagnostic services include consultation with a board certified geriatric psychiatrist and a resource specialist who may meet with the patient and his/her family jointly then separately to evaluate the patient's history and current functioning, concerns and social supports. Where appropriate, patients also are seen by a neuropsychologist for more detailed testing of cognitive functioning. Neurological examination and MRI scanning also are available. Once tests are completed, the clinic team makes a diagnosis and develops a treatment plan and recommendations that are shared with the patient and family during a follow-up visit and in a detailed letter. Referring professionals receive a summary letter with copies of test results. Ongoing consultative services are available.