Memory Care Program (MCP)
The University of Rochester (UR) Memory Care Program (MCP) serves as the clinical hub of the FLCEAD. The MCP provides evaluation, diagnosis, treatment, and care of patients with cognitive impairment and dementia, as well as support for those who care for them.
FLCEAD funding allows the Memory Care Program to provide interdisciplinary, team-based care. MCP providers assess patients and their families for functional capacity, safety, availability of resources, depression, anxiety, psychosocial stressors, and other factors that can promote or obstruct their capacity to understand and implement the treatment plan recommendations developed at the MCP. In addition, MCP providers systematically coordinate care with the patient's primary care physician and, when possible, collaborate with the nurse care managers within patient-centered medical homes. And as a standard practice, MCP providers regularly refer patients and their family members to programs at the Alzheimer's Association, Lifespan, and Finger Lakes Caregiver Institute.
In collaboration with the FLCEAD, the UR Memory Care Program provides:
- Diagnosis, assessment, and management for persons with memory loss who are suspected of having dementia
- One-time assessment of patients referred by physicians seeking consultation regarding diagnosis or management of dementia
- Neuropsychiatric testing to assist with diagnostic accuracy of memory loss
- Social work/care coordination services to assist with implementation of the interdisciplinary team's care plan recommendations
- Medical family therapy services to help clinic patients and family members adjust to, cope with, and manage challenges of cognitive impairment