Memory clinic

Memory clinic 1st Floor Royal Wing, Building 1,133 sukhumvit 49 klongton nua vadhana bangkok 10110
07:00 am - 08:00 pm
061-416-5678
info@samitivej.co.th
Memory clinic 4th Floor, 488 Srinakarin Road, Suanluang, Bangkok 10250
07:00 am - 08:00 pm
061-416-5678
info.srinakarin@samitivej.co.th

Aging societies are coming to our world and Thailand has one of these new coming-age societies. In Thailand, people older than 65 now account for more than 20% of the total population. One primary concern for older adults is memory loss, which some people think is a normal part of aging. However, dementia is actually caused by various conditions, with Alzheimer’s disease being the most common form of dementia. According to the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, one in eight people older than 65 has Alzheimer’s disease. According to a Mahidol University survey conducted in 2015, 850,000 of the 6.8 million Thai people older than 65 suffer from Alzheimer’s disease. However, according to the statistics of the Ministry of Public Health, only 300,000 patients have been treated, leaving 550,000 Alzheimer sufferers remaining untreated.

What are the symptoms of dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease?

  • Poor memory affecting daily activities
  • Difficulty reading
  • Poor decision-making abilities
  • Personality and emotional changes
  • Diminished ability to keep track of dates and time

It is very important that the caregivers and family of patients be aware of symptoms. Effective treatment is dependent upon early diagnosis in order to delay the condition, improve the patients’ quality of life, increase the quality of time spent with their loved ones, and reduce the impact on families and the community.

Services in the Clinic

The Clinic provides both patients and caregivers with a complete range of treatment services administered by a multidisciplinary team that includes neurologists, psychologists, radiologists, dietitians, occupational therapists, and nurses who have been specially trained to look after patients with Alzheimer’s disease. The services provided include the following:

  • Diagnosis of conditions caused by poor memory and behavioral problems, including dementia, chronic kidney disease, mineral imbalance, vitamin B1 and B12 deficiency, folic acid deficiency, hypothyroidism, vascular dementia, and dementia from movement disorders such as multiple sclerosis, motor neurone disease, Parkinson’s and Huntington’s disease
  • Advice about patient care and proper environment setting in order to promote self-care activities for patients and their relatives and also caregivers
  • Occupational therapy through activities for patients and for their caregivers
  • Brain disorder and brain degeneration diagnosis using Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
  • Electroencephalography (EEG)
  • Medications to delay and treat the symptoms, provide supportive care and behavioral therapy
  • Team of specialists

To receive services in the clinic:

  1. Patients and families complete the Evaluation Form
  2. Meet with a doctor
  3. Have a memory test
  4. Meet with their doctor again for results
  5. Receive medical advice