Alzheimer's and Dementia Care & Cognitive Assessment and Support Clinic

Study after study of older adults shows their greatest age-related concerns are loss of independence and deteriorating health. Drill down from there and you’ll find that dementia of any type is among the most feared conditions.

Dignity Health, Yavapai Regional Medical Group (YRMG) features geriatrics programs that address these fears and support “enduring quality” for dementia patients and their caregivers. Our programs include:

  • Cognitive Assessment and Support Clinic – A multidisciplinary team of experts come together under one roof to perform comprehensive brain health evaluations. The Cognitive Assessment and Support Clinic experts include a neuropsychologist, palliative medicine physician, primary care provider, pharmacist, social worker and other healthcare professionals.
  • Alzheimer’s and Dementia Care – The Alzheimer’s and Dementia Care program provides the support system people with dementia and their caregivers need to continue living in the community.

The Geriatric Services Team


Sam Downing, MD
 

 

 

 


Sam Downing, MD
Director of Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine
Dignity Health, Yavapai Regional Medical Group

Christina Gettens, DNP, AGNP-C
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Christina Gettens, DNP, AGNP-C
Dementia Care Specialist, Alzheimer’s and Dementia Care
Geriatric Services
Dignity Health, Yavapai Regional Medical Group

Learn about normal cognitive aging, warning signs of brain failure, and what you can do to maintain your brain from Dr. Sam Downing.

Geriatric Assesment Clinic