Hoag Memory & Cognitive Disorders Program
Hoag Memory & Cognitive Disorders Program offers a variety of services to help keep your brain healthy as you age through education, risk factor management and memory assessment.
Cognitive disorders are conditions that cause individuals to have difficulty thinking clearly and precisely. They can impair perception, memory, communication, reasoning, judgment, or socially appropriate behavior. These cognitive impairments can affect mood, functional activities and behavior. The initial symptoms of cognitive impairment may be perceived as a decline in mood, function or behavior.
It is not commonly known that the majority of individuals with cognitive impairment do not have Alzheimer’s disease or other degenerative brain diseases. In primary care settings, more than half of individuals with cognitive impairment do not have Alzheimer’s disease. The majority of those with cognitive impairment have a treatable cause
, provided it is detected early. This is why annual monitoring of cognition after age 50, early detection, correct diagnosis and treatment of cognitive impairment are so important.
The Orange County Vital Brain Aging Program
The Orange County Vital Brain Aging Program, formerly known as OCVAP, is a community program promoting long-term brain health through education, risk factor management, and early intervention against medical conditions that impair memory.
Beginning at age 45, the Orange County Vital Brain Aging Program recommends a three-step process to assess your brain health:
2. Call 949-764-6288 for an in-person memory assessment ($45)
3. Repeat each year