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The Telemedicine Cognitive Clinic at UK is here to help even if you live in remote areas of Kentucky, or surrounding states.
Telemedicine lets you use the same UK doctors who have been diagnosing and treating changes in memory and thinking for more than 25 years and without traveling to Lexington if that is difficult.
Telemedicine uses videoconference systems so you and the doctor can see and talk with each other as if you were in the same room.
Telemedicine helps us bring the expertise and support of the UK Alzheimer's Disease Center to you in your own hometown.
Safe and effective treatments exist and are available, and WE CAN HELP! Remember, memory loss is NOT a part of normal aging.
If you have concerns about changes in your memory or a loved one's, you should call for an appointment today.
Early memory decline may mean you are slowly developing Alzheimer's disease, or it may mean you have another medical condition that can be treated.
Effective treatments are available for these conditions.
The earlier treatment is started, the greater the benefit in delaying disability and maintaining your quality of life.
You will meet a nurse at a medical center in your local community who will be with you during your visit, which will be about 1 hour.
You will be seated in front of a camera and television that will allow you to see and talk to the doctor.
The doctor will listen to your problems and perform some memory and thinking testing, and the nurse will help to examine you while the doctor watches.
The doctor will talk to you about the possible causes of your difficulties, and will recommend appropriate treatment for your problems.
Please call (859) 257-6404
The telemedicine evaluation is billed to your insurance provider or to you directly, and is not considered a research program.
The UK-ADC at the Sanders-Brown Center on Aging has partnered with the Alzheimer’s Association, KY TeleHealth Network, and the Area Health Education Center to develop an educational outreach program that provides basic education on Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders, caregiver training focused on topics to maintain quality of life for persons with dementia and their caregivers, and an interactive discussion period to answer your questions directly. This program was designed specifically to bring the resources of the UK-ADC, SBCoA and Alzheimer’s Association directly into your community! View the Education Flyer to find a broadcast site in your area. If you do not see a facility within reasonable distance to you and you are interested in participating, please contact Dr. Greg Jicha directly at (859) 257-1412 x255.
UK Odyssey Magazine article: "Long distance and Up Close - UK Telemedicine in the Vanguard of Patient Care" featuring Dr. Greg Jicha