The Memory Clinic is a service provided by the Center for Counseling and Family Therapy at Saint Louis University.
The Memory Clinic is a comprehensive care service that addresses the needs of individuals with dementia and their families. A range of services are offered to meet the emotion, physical, and familial challenges that go along with this diagnosis. The clinic has master's and doctoral-level therapists providing these services on a sliding scale fee, supervised by Max Zubatsky, Ph.D.
Memory Clinic Hours and Appointments
Monday 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
To book an appointment or for further questions, please call 314-977-9759.
Counseling services are available to individuals and families who are experiencing emotional, physical or psychological challenges. We treat a number of older adult issues, such as depression, anxiety, memory problems, substance use, trauma, family conflict and decisions about end-of-life care.
Cognitive Stimulation Therapy
Cognitive Stimulation Therapy (CST) is a group that aims to improve memory and cognitive functioning for older adults with mild to moderate dementia. Participants take part in engaging activities to help stimulate the brain and interact with others in a fun group atmosphere. Typical activities include:
- Word associations
- Current affairs
- Creative arts
- Physical games
- Live event projects
CST groups normally meet twice a week for seven weeks, though groups can continue past that point, if needed.
Caregiver Support Groups
Our clinic offers caregivers a chance to participate in support groups. These are open groups; caregivers can attend as needed. Groups cover areas such as caregiver burnout, family boundaries, relationships with loved ones and task management. Meeting frequency is based on the availability of group members and the facilitator.
We also offer opportunities for older adults to receive geriatric screenings at our clinic. This screening is called the Rapid Geriatric Assessment and takes approximately 10 minutes to complete. The questionnaire looks at nutrition, strength, frailty and cognition in older adults.