Memory Disorders & Cognitive Disorders Treatment

Skip Ribbon Commands
Skip to main content
    • Contact Us
    • One Hoag Drive,
      P.O. Box 6100
      Newport Beach, CA
    • 949-764-HOAG (4624)
    • Follow Us
    • Directory Listing
Memory Cognitive Support
  • Memory & Cognitive Disorders


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 also 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 45, early detection, correct diagnosis and treatment of cognitive impairment are so important.​
The Orange County Vital Brain Aging Program
Take steps now to promote healthy brain aging for years to come. Adopting strategies to reduce your risk for multiple medical conditions will help you maintain your brain health as you age.
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:

1. Take online self-assessments​: Memory self-assessment, depression self-assessment, and risk factor identification

2. Call 877-545-0635 for an in-person memory assessment ($45)

3. Repeat each year

Through this process, you will begin a path toward recognizing your risk factors and understanding how they can impact your memory.

  • Dr Hurwitz
    Dr. William Shankle discusses maintaining a healthy brain
  • Dr William Shankle discuss Alzheimers Disease
    Watch Dr. William Shankle discuss Alzheimer’s Disease