Dementia is a complex condition. When a loved one gets diagnosed, understanding your options can be an emotional and difficult process. Though there is currently no cure, there are treatments available that can help reduce symptoms and help your loved one maintain their quality of life. Finding the right dementia expert who can be your biggest ally on your journey towards improving your loved one’s wellbeing is important. Below we recommend trusted dementia experts from the Chicagoland area.
Leading memory care clinics and experts in Chicago
Advocate Memory Center
Location: Click this link to see where you can find their clinics in and around Chicago.
When it comes to treating Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia, Advocate Memory Center is dedicated to patient-centered care and family support. Their physicians and staff thoroughly evaluate each patient’s unique situation to diagnose the cause of the cognitive changes, develop a care plan, and offer guidance and support to the patient and their care partners.
Their experienced care team is committed to providing:
- Advanced techniques for diagnosis and treatment
- Comprehensive support for patients and families
- Access to clinical research trials
- Resources for patients and families
- Education for clinicians
Northwestern Neurobehavior and Memory Clinic
Location: 676 North Saint Clair Street, Suite 1310 – Chicago, Illinois 60611
The Neurobehavior and Memory Clinic offers support services for people with dementia and their families alike. They are staffed by physicians from the Northwestern Medical Group, a multi-specialty group practice of the full-time faculty at Northwestern’s Feinberg School of Medicine. Offering a comprehensive array of diagnostic, therapeutic, and innovative care, the clinic has a multidisciplinary staff that includes behavioral neurologists, neuropsychologists, neuropsychiatrists, and licensed clinical social workers.
Their treatment plan includes:
- Evaluation of memory and other thinking abilities using specialized tests
- Psychiatric evaluation and treatment for associated mood and behavior disorders
- Assessment and follow-up care by behavioral neurologists dedicated to treating those with dementia
- Disease education, counseling, and referrals to community support services
- Research opportunities to participate in cutting edge research on Alzheimer’s dementia, frontotemporal dementia, and primary progressive aphasia
More details about Northwestern Neurobehavior here.
Dr. Jennifer Wilson-Binotti, Owner and Clinical Neuropsychologist at Compassionate Neuropsychology, LLC
Dr. Jennifer Wilson-Binotti is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist in the State of Illinois and a Clinical Neuropsychologist. She is a graduate of the Illinois School of Professional Psychology and National Louis University, where she earned a master’s degree in written communications before pursuing a career in clinical psychology. Her primary focus is on adult and geriatric psychological and neuropsychological assessment.
Dr. Wilson-Binotti is a member of the APA and the National Academy of Neuropsychology. As a neuropsychologist, she has been on medical staff at six suburban hospitals where she consulted on patients’ ability to make decisions, deliriums, stroke, traumatic brain injuries and dementias, as well as the spectrum of psychiatric disorders. She remains on staff at Linden Oaks Behavioral Hospital and is on their Allied Professionals Committee. In addition, she has provided assessment services to over 30 retirement, rehabilitation, and nursing care facilities in the Chicagoland area.
Dr. Jenny offers neuropsych assessments, as well as competency assessments. She is also featured in one of the episodes of our Facebook talk show series, Conversations on Care, where she talks more about how to know when a person’s cognitive state should be evaluated and what families can expect. More details here.
Dr. Sherrie All, Rehabilitation Psychologist, owner and director of the Chicago Center for Cognitive Wellness
Dr. Sherrie All is passionate about empowering people to use their brains brilliantly to live better, lead better, and love better. She is an international keynote speaker, writer, licensed clinical neuro-rehabilitation psychologist, brain health expert and the owner and director of the Chicago Center for Cognitive Wellness. Her book, The Neuroscience of Memory: Seven Skills to Optimize Your Brain Power, Improve Memory, and Stay Sharp at Any Age is the first in a series of neuroscience books that inspire purpose, leadership and spectacular living.
The Chicago Center for Cognitive Wellness strives to provide compassionate treatment with the goal of improving emotional and cognitive well-being. They structure their treatments based on the individual needs of each client, which is often driven by a thorough and objective assessment of thinking, mood, and personality. They treat the whole person, addressing physical, emotional, and neurological challenges.
Suzy Carbrey, Speech-language Pathologist and Master Clinician in adult cognitive and communication challenges
Suzy Carbrey is a licensed speech-language pathologist in the state of Illinois and has been practicing since 2015. She’s provided speech therapy for adults in various clinical settings throughout this time, including acute hospital, inpatient rehabilitation, home health care, outpatient rehabilitation, and outpatient teletherapy. Her experience includes evaluating and treating adults who have ADHD, aphasia, brain injury, Parkinson’s disease, dementia, and speech disorders.
Suzy Carbrey helps people with the following:
Her services include speech therapy that involves education and learning strategies to more effectively think and communicate; enrichment plans to improve your personal and professional performance; and consulting services specifically for people interacting with those with cognitive or communication differences.
She is located in the western suburbs of Chicago, but all of her sessions are completed online through video conferencing. She serves all of Illinois for speech therapy services and her consulting services are available to those across the United States.
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