What is a memory screening?

A memory screening consists of a short test (roughly 10 minutes) which looks at your thinking and memory abilities. Results from the screen allow Sanders-Brown staff to suggest appropriate next steps and a follow-up if needed.

Why should I have my memory screened?

If you feel like you are having trouble with your memory and thinking at any age, or if you have a family history of dementia or Alzheimer's disease, a memory screen is a great starting point for evaluation and a means of being proactive. The results should be shared with your primary care physician.

Screenings are recommended to anyone over the age of 65 as a part of their annual health check-up.

Clinics and Hours

Sanders-Brown Research Clinic

2199 Harrodsburg Rd
Lexington, KY 40504
call (859) 323-5550 to schedule

Polk Dalton Clinic
217 Elm Tree Lane
To schedule a screening, or for more information, call Derrick Hord at (859) 218-3869

Our research participants receive medical treatment and follow-up care for Alzheimer’s disease, frontotemporal dementias, Lewy body disease, and other dementias from our expert physicians. Although the patient-participants are diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease or related memory problems and agree to participate in our research studies, it is important that they continue to receive comprehensive clinical care from their primary care physician.

Patients participating in research studies will receive periodic research evaluations, depending on the specific research protocol; however, this does not substitute for regular clinical care. Our physicians are specialists and do not offer primary care, but encourage close communication with your private physicians. Our specialists will be happy to share their findings with your physician, if requested.

Kentucky Neuroscience Institute

Our UK-Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center physicians provide a thorough assessment for patients with memory concerns at the Kentucky Neuroscience Institute Memory Disorders Clinic. Following evaluation, patients may be asked to participate in our Sanders-Brown Center on Aging Clinic studies.

Appointment and information: (859) 323-5661 

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Minority Gateway Clinic

Minority Gateway Clinic located in the African-American community, this clinic evaluates and follows minority subjects (primarily African Americans) with or without memory and thinking problems and provides culturally sensitive care to patients and support to families.

Information: (859) 323-5550 

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Telemedicine Cognitive Clinic 

Telemedicine Cognitive Clinic for patients who live in remote areas of Kentucky, or surrounding states, a videoconferencing system allows patient and doctor to see and talk with each other as if they were in the same room.

Appointments: (859) 257-6404

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Minority Gateway Satellite at UK Polk-Dalton Clinic
217 Elm Tree Lane
Lexington KY 40507
Kentucky Clinic
First floor, Wing C (Across from Starbucks)
740 South Limestone
Lexington, KY 40536-0284

24-Hour Association Number

Alzheimer’s Association Phone: 800.272.3900

Local chapter of the Alzheimer’s Associationhttps://www.alz.org/kyin