Centers for Geriatric Neurology
Helping individuals with neurological conditions live as fully and independently as possible requires a team approach to care. If you have difficulty with daily activities related to neurological issues, The Spaulding Centers for Geriatric Neurology can help you improve function and quality of life with our comprehensive approach to diagnosis, managing symptoms and optimizing medications.
The Geriatric Neurology program cares for seniors with:
- Parkinson's disease or other movement disorders
- Balance and gait disorders
- Memory and cognitive disorders, such as dementia
- Normal pressure hydrocephalus (NPH)
- Primary or metastatic brain tumors
Approach to Care
Our approach at Spaulding goes beyond traditional neurological care. In addition to addressing medical issues, our rehabilitation model focuses on the whole patient, including ability to perform daily activities and safety considerations.
Treatment begins with a comprehensive assessment that includes:
- Detailed neurological evaluation
- Dalance and gait screenings
- Cognition and memory assessment
- Medication review and recommendations
- Careful review of information from family and other care givers, referring physician, and others who may be involved in your care
We consider the patient, family and caregivers to be essential members of the rehabilitation team. As we manage your symptoms and ensure your medications are working effectively, we work towards broader goals of maintaining your independence and enhancing quality of life – for you and for your family.
Our team of specialists will work with your primary care physician to develop an individualized treatment plan based upon an in-depth neurological analysis of your needs, capabilities and goals.
Leadership and Expertise
Our team is directed by a board-certified neurologist specializing in neuro-rehabilitation and the neurobehavioral effects of neurological disorders, and a physical therapist specializing in neuro-rehabilitation. Depending on your needs, the team may also include physical, occupational and/or speech therapists, case manager, audiologist, orthotist, a physician specializing in physical medicine and rehabilitation, and other rehabilitation experts.
Neurologist David Lowell, MD, Chief Medical Officer of Spaulding Cape Cod, is Program Director of The Spaulding Centers for Geriatric Neurology. Board-certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Dr. Lowell has special interest in the functional and behavioral issues associated with stroke, brain injury and neurological conditions such as Parkinson's disease. He is also Director of the Parkinson's Center for Comprehensive Care.