About the Memory Clinic

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Location

​​​​​​​​​​Toronto Western Hospital |  Maps & Directions
West Wing - 5th Floor, in the Division of Neurology.​​

What We Do

The Memory Clinic at the Krembil Neuroscience Centre is made up of a group of health care specialists dedicated to helping patients overcome and deal with memory disorders. We provide access to neurologists, geriatric psychiatrists, a geriatrician, a nurse, an occupational therapist and a social worker.

A memory disorder is a problem storing and retrieving memories. It can be mild or severe and is often the result of a disease or injury that affects the brain. Dementia is the most common condition caused by memory disorders. In Canada, we'll likely see a drastic increase over the next 30 years of people suffering with dementia as our population gets older. ​

Upcoming Events

Saturday, November 8, 2014 - Dementia Caregivers' Appreciation/Information Day.​

Hours & Contact

​Monday – Friday
9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Phone: 416 603 5232​

 Types of Conditions Treated

As we get older, many of us notice some changes in memory. For most people this is mild forgetfulness that doesn't interfere with their daily lives. But if memory loss is starting to interfere with your daily activities and routines or those of someone you care about, you should speak to a doctor.

Some of the symptoms of memory loss can include:

  • ​Changes in performing daily activities or changes in job performance
  • Becoming more forgetful; having trouble with short-term memory
  • Needing more reminders
  • Forgetting recent conversations
  • Asking the same question over and over again
  • Forgetting appointments, special occasions, or forgetting to take medications
  • Difficulty finding the right word or losing one's train of thought in mid-sentence
  • Regularly misplacing items, such as keys or wallet
  • Difficultly looking after finances (writing cheques, banking or investing money)
  • Getting lost in familiar areas
  • Changes in personality; for example, feeling sad, irritable or less interested​​​


 

 Research at the Krembil Neuroscience Centre

Learn about the exciting research at the Krembil Neuroscience Centre involving deep brain stimulation for the treatment of neurological conditions such as Alzheimer's disease, depression and Parkinson's disease.

 

 

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