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Elliot Memory & Mobility Center

Elliot Memory & Mobility Center


40 Buttrick Road
Londonderry, NH 03053

Phone: 603-552-1670

Hours: Monday thru Friday 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.


Services


Geriatric Consultation and Evaluation


What is a Geriatric Consultation?
Older patients often present with multiple medical conditions. A comprehensive evaluation at a regular primary care visit is not always possible. A consultation with a geriatrician can help in these cases and provide and in-depth evaluation as to how these medical conditions impact the patients’ abilities to live independently and their quality of life. In addition, the evaluation also focuses on the care givers and their abilities to support the patient.


What is assessed?
At the time of the visit, the patient and the caregiver will be interviewed by a geriatrician and a social worker. The geriatrician will perform a clinical examination which may include a brief memory screen and a gait evaluation. The social worker will assess the patient’s functional needs, daily living skills and also the caregiver’s degree of stress, to begin planning recommendations for community-based care. Depending on the findings on examination, the following tests may be ordered:

  • Blood tests
  • CT scan or MRI of the brain
  • Physical therapy assessment may be ordered and scheduled should a gait/balance problem be identified

Other consultations may be necessary if the geriatrician identifies that there is evidence of memory loss, including:

  • Neuropsychological evaluation and testing for differential diagnosis of the memory problem
  • Psychiatry evaluation and treatment for patients who are experiencing mood, anxiety and/or behavioral problems.
  • Referral for neurology consultation may be ordered if concerns are identified regarding neurological disorders such as Parkinson’s Disease.

What happens after the visit?
Results of the geriatric consultation and all other consultations and testing will be communicated to the patient and family as they are received. If medications to enhance memory are indicated, these will be prescribed as well. Regular follow up appointments will be scheduled with the geriatrician to follow the patient’s progress.

 


For more information on the Elliot Memory & Mobility Center please call 603-552-1670.