Whom Do We See?

We assess and treat adults with impairment in memory, communication, and thinking. Our patients include individuals with Alzheimer’s disease, Lewy body dementia, frontotemporal dementia, and vascular dementia, as well as those at increased risk of dementia due to family history or other predisposing factors.

Leading behavioural neurologist, Dr. Sharon Cohen, heads our team of physicians and clinical staff. We are committed to providing early and accurate diagnosis, high quality care, access to memory tests and essential resources for individuals and families affected by Alzheimer’s or related disorders.  Dr. Cohen plays a primary role in our outreach and public education programs.

Clinical services such as a consultation and memory testing at Toronto Memory Program are covered by OHIP and require a physician referral.

Please be advised that we do not accept referrals for learning disability, traumatic brain injury, or medico-legal consultations.

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What We Offer

  • Diagnostic consultation
  • Evaluation of cognition
  • Discussion of memory test results
  • Development of individualized treatment plans
  • Prescription of drug and non-drug treatments
  • Long term monitoring of your condition
  • Recommendations for referring doctors
  • Linkage to community services
  • Completion of medical forms and applications
  • Individual and family counseling
  • Family mediation
  • Competency assessment

Current Programs

Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction for Caregivers — Our mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) curriculum is based on Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn’s program at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center. This behavioural medicine program is designed to teach effective methods of coping with stress in order to allow individuals to improve their own health and well-being.

Ontario Telehealth Network (OTN) — Video consultations are now available.

Communication Therapy for Adults — Communication Therapy for Adults (CTA) is a professional service providing customized strategies, skills and guidance to individuals and families living with Mild Cognitive Impairment, Alzheimer’s disease or other dementias.

CBI Driver Assessment — A Fitness to Drive assessment will determine if your medical condition, disability, age or previous driver experience is affecting your ability to safely operate a vehicle. The program may include training and adaptations when the assessment indicates that this will be beneficial to allow the client to continue to drive.

What Should You Bring to Your First Visit?

At Toronto Memory Program, we welcome patients, caregivers and families in a professional and accessible health care setting. In order to best serve you, we have provided a list below of a few items you will need to present at to your memory test and first consultation visit with us.

Your Ontario Health Card
A list of your medications or the actual pill bottles
Scans or reports in your possession pertaining to your medical condition

What to Expect

At Toronto Memory Program, we are committed to offering our patients the highest standard of service and care, where everyone can expect to be treated with compassion, courtesy and respect.

Upon your arrival, our friendly and knowledgeable medical office assistants will help you with checking in and with completing a brief questionnaire ahead of your memory test.

You will spend about an hour and a half with us at your initial visit, which may be split into two separate sessions. You will meet with a clinical assistant and one of our physicians with whom you will participate in an interview, memory test and neurological exam.

The results of your assessment, which may confirm the presence and degree of any existing cognitive impairment, will be discussed with you, along with the treatment options available. We will advise you if any additional assessments (e.g., a brain scan) are necessary, and you may be prescribed medication if required.

An informative brochure which includes a short description of available community resources which may be of benefit to you will also be provided, and follow-up appointments, which are generally 30 minutes in length, may also be scheduled at this time. Your wellbeing is of the utmost importance to us. If at any time you have questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to let us know.

You or a loved one may qualify for a treatment study related to mild cognitive impairment, Alzheimer’s disease prevention or management, or other forms of dementia including frontotemporal dementia. As one of Canada’s foremost clinical trial leaders for Alzheimer’s disease, Toronto Memory Program invites interested parties to inquire about how their participation today may make all the difference for tomorrow.