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Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare, Geriatric Medicine

The Wheaton Franciscan Geriatric Medicine program is designed to help people with dementia or other memory problems. The goal is to diagnose the condition and recommend treatment. Part of the treatment is support and education for family members and close friends who care for people with dementia.

 

Diagnostic Services: Diagnosis involves evaluation by a team consisting of a board certified geriatrician, a psychologist, a social worker and a registered nurse. We take into account many aspects of the individual's life in an effort to fully understand, diagnose and treat the problems people are having. In addition to performing a broad array of diagnostic tests, clinic staff may involve other health care professionals, such as behavioral specialists, dietitians, pharmacists, physical therapists and occupational therapists, in the evaluation process. Recommendations for care are made based on the specific needs of the individual.

 

Caregiver Support: In addition to evaluating the needs of the person with dementia, we also turn our attention to the needs of the caregiver. Based on an individualized assessment of those needs, we provide a variety of services such as ongoing follow-up and support, helping people find appropriate community resources, and social work and psychology referrals. The clinics also have a library of educational materials to help people learn about dementia, dementia treatment and behavior management.

 

Affiliations: Wisconsin Alzheimer's Institute; The Alzheimer's Association of Southeastern Wisconsin; Community Care Organization; and Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare

 

Clinic is open on Monday and Tuesday each week. For more information, or to make an appointment, please contact:

 

Richard London, MD, Director

Lakshman Dinavahi, MD

 

Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare, Geriatric Medicine

13950 W Capitol Dr.

Brookfield, Wisconsin 53205
414-874-1201

 

 

This clinic is a member of the WAI-Affiliated Dementia Diagnostic Clinic Network. Network clinics differ from other memory clinics in that their staff have received training/observation time and/or guidance from the WAI and the UW Health Memory Assessment Clinic. In addition, clinic network staff attend the WAI's annual conference and bi-annual clinic network meetings, which provide up-to-date research and disease management information. Clinics in the network do remain autonomous, but follow a set of guidelines.