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:
online self-assessments: Memory self-assessment, depression self-assessment, and risk factor
- Call 877-545-0635 for an in-person memory assessment ($45)
- Repeat each year
Through this process, you will begin a path toward recognizing your risk
factors and understanding how they can impact your memory.
Learn more about the
Orange County Vital Brain Aging Program at Hoag Hospital.