FAQ


Welcome to Integrated Behavioral Healthcare
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WHAT CAUSES MEMORY PROBLEMS?
Many different things can cause us to experience problems with our memory as we age.  Some conditions begin when we are younger adults.  Memory is just one aspect of cognition.  "Cognition" is simply a fancy term for thinking, calculating, remembering, problem solving, evaluating and decision making.

Typical age related changes in cognition should not seriously interfere with a person’s life; however, they can be annoying. There are many behavioral techniques that can help people cope with the natural changes of aging. Certain other changes can be corrected or avoided if resulting from treatable causes, such as depression or vitamin deficiencies.

Alzheimer’s Disease is the most common severe cause of memory problems in seniors. It can be devastating to families, both emotionally and economically. Yet, much can be done to reduce symptoms and maintain independence. Plus, the caregiving/advocate role most families adopt can be a very enriching and fulfilling life experience.  
Other, less common conditions, such as Lewy Body Dementia, Vascular Dementia, and Fronto-temporal Dementia have their own unique symptoms and challenges.

ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE
Early symptoms are often ignored. If you or someone you know has any concern about memory, it is important to get a thorough evaluation. If the diagnosis is Alzheimer’s disease, earlier detection results in better long-term care.

WHO IS ELIGIBLE FOR SERVICES?
Any individual having problems with memory loss, confusion, or other cognitive decline may be seen for evaluation. Careproviders can be seen with or without the patient.

WHAT IS THE FEE FOR SERVICE?
Most of the costs are covered by insurance. Medicare and Medicaid are accepted and local senior HMOs are pending. Services for families living out of town and those without insurance are cash “fee-for-service.” Sliding scale fees are negotiated on a case-by-case basis. Saturday appointments are available. The “State of Nevada Aging and Disability Services” and Alzheimer’s Association referrals are prioritized as are Court mandated evaluations.