What to Expect on Your First Visit
The first visit is about an hour in length. During that time the
Physician will use a group of assessment tools to help in reaching a
diagnosis. Depending on the results of your initial visit you may be
referred for additional assessment to one of the other members of the
care team; neuropsychology, psychiatry, neurology, pharmacist or our
clinical case manager. These care team members can help establish a
diagnosis and can help manage problems that accompany memory
difficulties such as depression, anxiety, agitation, stroke, balance
problems, weight loss, and difficulty paying for medications or home
services. Each new patient or their family member is given a package at
the end of their first visit that includes information on common memory
problems and available community resources.
If you would like to bring a family member/caregiver with you to your
visits, please feel free to do so, as this can sometimes help us with
the assessment process.
Before Your First Visit
After making an appointment our office will send you a packet
containing a letter and some questionnaires that need to be filled out
prior to your appointment. It is important that these are filled out as
they provide the physician with information necessary to make a proper
assessment. The forms can also be found here in PDF format.
- Forms A and B are to be completed by a caregiver or close
- Forms C and D are to be completed by you, the patient.*
* If the patient is unable to complete these
forms, as the caregiver or friend/family member please complete
them for the patient.
Many in our staff are also providers at many premiere facilities
throughout central Connecticut. Our
affiliated sites include
retirement communities, assisted living facilities, rehabilitation
hospitals and nursing homes.
If you would like more information about the James E.C. Walker, M.D., Memory Assessment Program, or if you are a
patient and would like to make an appointment, or a physician and would like to refer a patient, please contact us at 860-679-8400.
University of Connecticut Health Center
2nd floor Dowling South
263 Farmington Avenue
Farmington, CT 06030-6232