Supporting Brain Health and Cognitive Care

Keeping your thinking skills and memory sharp is essential for independent living, especially as you grow older. That’s why we’re here for you with preventive care to help you keep your brain healthy and make the most of life.

Why Choose Us for Your Brain Health and Cognitive Care?

At Providence, we see more than patients – we see the life in us all. Learn why people trust us to support their brain health.

As we age, it’s natural for our brains to slow down or stumble a bit. But some of us face greater risks to our brain health. That’s why Providence’s neuroscience experts provide personalized evaluations and care to help patients maintain brain function. We also offer free educational programs and resources to support healthy aging.

We take a team-based, preventive approach to brain health and cognitive care. Your team includes neurologists who specialize in healthy aging and cognitive disorders. Depending on your needs, you also may work with specially trained psychiatrists, neuropsychologists, sleep specialists, and occupational, physical and speech therapists. Together, these specialists may recommend innovative therapies and lifestyle changes to improve your brain function and prevent disease.

At Providence, we focus on detecting and preventing cognitive issues early. We provide comprehensive assessments and genetic testing to measure your personal risk. We also practice lifestyle medicine, an evidence-based approach to behavioral changes that can help prevent the progression of some cognitive diseases. Our lifestyle medicine support services include nutrition counseling and cooking classes, mindfulness and meditation classes, exercise programs and more.

We’re committed to providing access to the best care to everyone in our diverse community, including our brain health and cognitive care patients. We respect and support the racial, ethnic, religious, gender, sexual and spiritual identities of each of our patients. We offer location-specific services such as translation for non-English-speaking patients, telehealth and transportation assistance. And, in keeping with our Mission, Providence offers financial assistance programs that provide free and low-cost care to those who are eligible.

As our brain health and cognitive care patient, you benefit from one of the largest networks of neurology clinicians in the country. This collaborative system includes award-winning physicians, scientists, researchers and caregivers across 51 hospitals in seven states. The knowledge and skills of these professionals, combined with the expertise of your local cognitive care team, mean you’re getting the best personalized care. Our network is one of the reasons we care for patients with cognitive concerns through more than 12,000 appointments each year.

Our Commitment to Care

Neuropsychologist William Patenaude, Ph.D., explains why we need restorative sleep: “As we get older, the scaffolding that is used to help us sleep changes a bit. So [restorative sleep] becomes even more important.”

William Patenaude, Ph.D., Neuropsychologist

More About Brain Health and Cognitive Care

Brain health refers to the process of taking care of your brain to keep it strong and sharp. Neuroscience and cognitive specialists at Providence use the most effective methods and therapies to help you maintain your brain function now and in the future. They may prescribe medicine or suggest activities that challenge your thinking, memory and critical-thinking skills, like learning a new language or sport. These specialists also may encourage better sleep habits and nutrition.

Brain health and cognitive care may be used to prevent, slow or treat:

Testing and Diagnostics

Doctor with patient smiling test results

Your neurological care team uses advanced methods to assess your brain health and function. Diagnostics may include one or more of the following:

  • Advanced neurological imaging
  • Blood test
  • Electroencephalogram (EEG)
  • Genetic testing
  • Neuropsychological testing

Personalized Treatment for Brain Health and Cognitive Care

No two patients are the same. This is why your care team works with you to create a treatment plan based specifically on your risk factors and personal needs. Treatment may include one or more of the following:

  • Culinary medicine
  • Drug interaction monitoring
  • Health coaching
  • Lifestyle medicine
  • Prescription medications

Find Neurological Care Close to You

Meet the Team

At Providence, you'll have access to a vast network of dedicated and compassionate providers who offer personalized care by focusing on treatment, prevention and health education.