St. Johnís Institute for Cognitive Health offers free memory and cognitive health assessments to US Veterans
by St. Johnís Institute for Cognitive Health
March 4, 2011
Traumatic brain injury, post-traumatic stress disorder, and neurodegenerative disorders cause memory problems that are prevalent among United States veterans. St. Johnís Institute for Cognitive Health, in partnership with University of Utah Center for Alzheimerís Care, Imaging and Research, is pleased to offer an innovative clinical program that provides free diagnostic and proactive memory care to US veterans in the region.
The services offered through this unique outreach program include:
- Cognitive impairment and memory loss assessments
- Neuropsychological testing
- Supplemental diagnostic testing
- Proactive social work services
These services are available at no charge to veterans enrolled in the Veterans Administrationís health care system. They are provided onsite at St. Johnís Institute for Cognitive Health in Jackson, Wyoming.
"Because there is a strong correlation between the military experience and memory problems, the benefit of this program to veterans is immense," says internist Dr. Martha Stearn, who established St. Johnís Institute for Cognitive Health in 2009. "We at the Institute are thrilled to be able to provide crucial memory testing and diagnostic services to rural veterans who otherwise might not have easy access to the care they need."
To learn more about the free medical services available for veterans and to schedule an appointment, call St. Johnís Institute for Cognitive Health at 307-739-7464 or visit cognitive.tetonhospital.org/va.
Editorís Note: Vets from Sublette County are welcome to benefit from these free medical services.