Dementia

    Overview

    Dementia is a general term for a number of conditions leading to a loss of brain function. Symptoms include memory loss and problems with language and emotional control. Alzheimer's disease is the most commonly known cause of dementia.

    Our providers

    Profiles

    Thomas Ala, MD

    Medical Director of the Alzheimer's Center Neurology
    751 N. Rutledge St. Suite 3100 Springfield, IL 62702
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    Janet Albers, MD

    Family Medicine
    520 N. 4th St. Springfield, IL 62702
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    Tracy Aldridge, MD

    Family Medicine
    520 N. 4th St. Springfield, IL 62702
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    Jennifer Arnold, MD

    Neurologist Neurology
    751 N. Rutledge St. Suite 3100 Springfield, IL 62702
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    Jeffrey Bennett, MD

    Clinical Psychiatrist Psychiatry
    319 E Madison St 3rd Floor Springfield, IL 62702
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    Careyana Brenham, MD

    Family Medicine
    520 N. 4th St. Springfield, IL 62702
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    Basar Cenik, MD

    Clinical Psychiatrist Psychiatry
    319 E Madison St 3rd Floor Springfield, IL 62702
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    Michal Dynda, MD

    System wide CMIO and CMO of SIU Center for Family Medicine-FQHC Family Medicine
    520 N. 4th St. Springfield, IL 62702
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    Tanner Eiben, DO

    Family Medicine
    612 N. 11th St. Quincy, IL 62301
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    Christopher Gleason, MD

    Family Medicine
    520 N. 4th St. Springfield, IL 62702
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    Tomonao Hashimoto, MD

    Geriatrician Family Medicine
    520 N. 4th St. Springfield, IL 62702
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    Ann Jirmasek, BS, MA, LPC, NCC

    Clinical Gerontology Specialist Neurology
    751 N. Rutledge St. Suite 3100 Springfield, IL 62702
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    Dale Korinek, Psy.D

    Clinical Neuropsychologist Psychiatry
    319 E Madison St 3rd Floor Springfield, IL 62702
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    Amanda Krus-Johnston, DO

    Family Medicine Physician Family Medicine
    520 N. 4th St. Springfield, IL 62702
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    Lauri Lopp, MD

    Family Medicine
    520 N. 4th St. Springfield, IL 62702
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    Paula Mackrides, DO

    Family Medicine
    612 N. 11th St. Quincy, IL 62301
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    Nichole Mirocha, DO

    Family Medicine Physician Family Medicine
    520 N. 4th St. Springfield, IL 62702
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    Andrea Perkins, FNP-BC

    Certified Nurse Practitioner Neurology
    751 N. Rutledge St. Suite 3100 Springfield, IL 62702
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    Kathleen Pritchett, PMHNP-BC

    Certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Psychiatry
    1600 W. Walnut St. Jacksonville, IL 62650
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    Rachel Rahman, MD

    Family Medicine
    520 N. 4th St. Springfield, IL 62702
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    Eukesh Ranjit, MD

    Family Medicine
    520 N. 4th St. Springfield, IL 62702
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    Ankit Sharma, MD

    Family Medicine
    520 N. 4th St. Springfield, IL 62702
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    Christopher Smyre, MD

    Family Medicine
    520 N. 4th St. Springfield, IL 62702
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    Cynthia Thomas, MD

    Family Medicine
    520 N. 4th St. Springfield, IL 62702
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    Mehul Trivedi, PhD

    Clinical Psychologist Psychiatry
    319 E Madison St 3rd Floor Springfield, IL 62702
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    Waiz Wasey, MD

    Family Medicine
    520 N. 4th St. Springfield, IL 62702
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    Cindy Womack, DNP, FNP-BC, CNRN

    Certified Nurse Practitioner Neurology
    751 N. Rutledge St. Suite 3100 Springfield, IL 62702
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    Charlene Young, FNP-BC

    Certified Nurse Practitioner Neurology
    751 N. Rutledge St. Suite 3100 Springfield, IL 62702

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    Clinical Trials

    Trial
    Neurology

    Athira: A Randomized, Placebo-Controlled, Double-Blind, Dose-Ranging Study to Evaluate Safety and Efficacy of ATH-1017 Treatment in Alzheimer’s Dementia Patients

    Active recruiting

    ATH-1017-AD-201: The purpose of this study is to compare the effects, good or bad, of ATH-1017 on patients with mild to moderate Alzheimer's Disease.

    Trial
    Neurology

    Athira: A Randomized, Placebo-Controlled, Double-Blind, Dose-Ranging Study to Evaluate Safety and Efficacy of ATH-1017 Treatment in Alzheimer’s Dementia Patients

    Active recruiting

    ATH-1017-AD-201: The purpose of this study is to compare the effects, good or bad, of ATH-1017 on patients with mild to moderate Alzheimer's Disease.

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