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Please click here to download the forms you will need to bring with you to your appointment.

Information about the evaluation:

Please fill out the form downloaded above before the appointment.  Bring the following to the appointment: the enclosed form, list the exact names daily dosages and who prescribed medications (or bring bottles for all current medications), snacks/drinks if needed, glasses / hearing aids if needed for hearing / reading.  Some find the evaluation a bit tiring, so please be sure patient has had a good meal and a good night sleep before the evaluation, if possible. 

 

The evaluation will likely last most of the day.  The neuropsychological evaluation will usually last from 1 to 4 hours, depending on the patientís energy level / abilities.  The doctor will spend time with the patient and any significant people/friends/relatives to get background information and testing.  Rest breaks are given.  The patient will also meet with the neurologist and social worker (see appointment schedule above). 

 

These assessments are commonly requested for individuals who have memory complaints.  The evaluation is designed to assess what changes have occurred and look at what this means to the patientís life.  Here are a few common situations:

 

         A person begins to notice a problem with forgetfulness after suffering a head injury in an accident.

         A person is depressed or anxious and their ability to think has become worse.

         A person is experiencing memory lapses and wants to find out if this is just a normal part of aging or a memory problem.

         A person has suffered some brain injury, and they may now have difficulty functioning in some areas of their daily lives.

 

Your assessment will be conducted by Dr. Richard L. Azrin or Dr. Cheryl Millsaps, Licensed Neuropsychologists; Margaret Smith, LCSW, and a neurologist affiliated with our Comprehensive Memory Center. 

 

The doctors will be assessing specific skills using a wide range of activities.  These skills include concentration, memory, language, and problem solving.  Some of the ways these are tested include answering questions, remembering certain information and writing things down.  Assessments are usually of great value to family, friends, doctors or therapists in helping them to understand your problems better and providing you with the best support.

 

The test results will usually be explained later, in a follow-up appointment after the evaluation is completed. 

 

Directions:  (From I-65, exit onto Lakeshore, exit left if traveling South, or exit right if traveling North)

Coming from Lakeshore Parkway at I-65

Go down Lakeshore and turn right onto Hwy 31 South. Take the Brookwood Hospital exit and go to the end of the ramp and turn left.

Coming on 31 from Vestavia towards Homewood

On Hwy 31 North (Montgomery Hwy), take the Medical Center Drive exit before Lakeshore Dr.  At the end of ramp, turn Right

Next, go past the first stop light and take a right into the parking deck.  Parking for our office is in the Professional Office Building (abbreviated POB) of Brookwood Hospital, the Blue area of the parking deck.  When you park in the blue area, the crosswalk will take you to the POB 2nd floor.  Take the elevator to the 3rd floor.  Then go to your left to Suite 310.  Please see the map for our location.

 

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