***UPDATE April 1, 2022
The UCC Memory Clinic team is excited to welcome patients, caregivers and their families back to our center for in-person screening! We do still offer virtual screenings during this time for patients who prefer to be screened virtually.
Requesting In-Person Appointments and Referrals:
- Contact Vanessa Anciani, our Social Worker, at the Latino Geriatric Center Memory Clinic by calling 414-649-2808.
- Physicians and other service providers can call 414-649-2808 or fax the completed intake form/medical referral to 414-649-2824. Please send Attention: Memory Clinic.
Requesting a Virtual Screening Appointment:
Our nurse, Ana Bernal and social worker, Vanessa Anciani, are able to conduct virtual meetings with the patient and family caregivers.
- Patient consent is obtained verbally and we are using a HIPPA compliant tele-medicine platform under current regulations.
- In order to conduct these virtual assessments, the patient and family caregivers need to have access to a smart phone or computer/laptop with camera and microphone, and a good internet connection. If a patient/family does not have internet connection, a family member or caregiver is able to pick up a mobile Hot Spot unit from the UCC Senior Center and may return it upon completion of the virtual appointment.
- If it is determined that the patient needs to meet with our neurologist, an appointment for an in-person diagnostic exam with Dr. Antuono will be arranged.
Currently caring for a loved one living with Alzheimer's or another form of Dementia?
Do you have concerns regarding your or your loved ones memory loss or behavioral changes? The webinars below, give an overview of what signs to look for if you are concerned that you or a loved one may be displaying symptoms of Dementia. Our team is here for you.
UCC is proud to provide the only Spanish speaking Memory Clinic in Southeastern Wisconsin We provide free initial memory screenings virtually and in-person at our clinic.
Our goal is to increase awareness of the importance of early detection in order to improve the quality of life of those affected by Alzheimer’s disease and other related Dementias. For more information click on the links below.
- More information about the Alzheimer’s Association (English)
- Alzheimers Association Website (En Español)
- Download our informational flyer
- Download our intake form
Overview of services:
- Free initial memory screen in Spanish completed virtually or at our clinic
- Diagnostic services and treatment recommendation by the neurologist
- Assistance, through the Alzheimer’s Association, in finding community resources and connecting patients with them
- Family caregiver training for those caring for someone with Alzheimer’s disease, “Fortaleciendo Familias”
- Caregiver training program for Latino youth as caregivers
- Virtual Dementia Tour (VDT) to learn more about what it is like for your loved one to live with Alzheimer’s disease and other related dementia
- Care consultations in Spanish by the Alzheimer’s Association representative, either via phone or in person, to aid families in the care of their loved one with Alzheimer’s disease or other related dementia
What is Dementia?
Dementia is an umbrella term used to describe a wide range of symptoms in the brain when it is affected by certain diseases and/or conditions. With Dementia there is a noted decline in thinking abilities to the degree that it interferes with a person’s day to day function.
What causes Dementia?
Dementia can be caused by various diseases and conditions. Some irreversible deteriorative diseases include but are not limited to Alzheimer’s disease. If detected early some conditions that may cause a decline in cognitive thinking such as: depression, adverse drug effects, sleep apnea, and hypothyroidism, can be reversible.
Why is it important to seek help when a concern arises?
It is very important to identify the actual cause of dementia in order to provide the most appropriate care. As previously mentioned, in some cases it can be reversible and the person may be able to return to their previous abilities if they are diagnosed and treated earlier in the disease. Also, earlier diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias may help people make sense of what is occurring with the person affected. It also allows the families and the patient to plan for the future and improve the quality of life/care.
How can we help?
We are the only Spanish speaking Memory Clinic in Southeastern Wisconsin of whom complete free initial memory screens virtually or in the clinic. The initial screen is completed by a bilingual registered nurse and social worker. Depending on the results of the initial screen there will be a referral to see the neurologist, affiliated with UCC through Froedtert and the Medical College of Wisconsin, in the clinic. During the appointment with the neurologist they will provide the patient and the family with a diagnosis as well as recommendations for the patients primary care physician to follow. The neurologist will also provide a recommendation for the family to meet with the a representative of the Alzheimer’s Association, who will be present during the medical doctor appointment. The Alzheimer’s Association representative will provide the patient and the family with education on the disease and will inform the families of other community resources available to aid with the plan of care. This will help to improve the quality of life of the patient and aid with reducing the risk of caregiver burn out.