Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health is a unique medical center dedicated solely to the pursuit of more effective treatments for brain diseases and to the provision of state-of-the-art care for patients affected by these diseases and their families. This center is a part of Cleveland Clinic, which is ranked among the nation's leading hospitals.
The Center for Brain Health at Lakewood has been a resource for older adults, family and caregivers and physicians for two decades. It provides a comprehensive cognitive assessment of an older adult, in the context of their social and family needs.
The program also helps with access to appropriate community and private support, and provides education and information about memory loss and behavioral changes. The team includes physicians (Geriatrician and Geriatric Psychiatrist), advanced nurse practitioner, research coordinator, nurses, social worker, neuropsychologist and occupational therapist. The areas of focus are memory and dementia assessment, safety and ability to care for oneself.
Although tremendous progress has been made in the past 2 decades, no cure or treatment that slows or stops the deterioration caused by Alzheimer's disease has been found. That's why research continues to be critically important.
Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health is one of the leading sites in the country conducting advanced clinical trial and translational research. The center is at the forefront of developing new treatment and diagnostic approaches for patients with cognitive disorders. The Center for Brain Health at Lakewood conducts clinical trials sponsored by pharmaceutical, biotechnological, device and diagnostic assessment companies."