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Memory Diagnostic Center

When a loved one experiences memory loss, turn to the Avera St. Benedict Memory Diagnostic Center in Parkston, SD. Find out whether the slow and gradual decrease in memory abilities results from the normal aging process or from dementia or Alzheimer’s disease.

Memory Loss Diagnosis & Treatment

Ease the uncertainty of memory loss when you meet with our expert providers—who use the latest in advanced technology—to deliver an accurate and early diagnosis as part of developing the treatment plan that best fits your situation.

Your initial, comprehensive assessment will include:

  • In-depth medical history
  • Cognitive examination
  • Depression screening
  • Functional and sensory exam
  • Targeted physical and laboratory exam
  • Psychological assessment
  • Patient and family education

After determining the extent and cause of memory deficit, your care team will review your medical management options and provide treatment recommendations such as one of Avera’s counseling, inpatient, outpatient or partial hospital programs.

Behavioral Health Expertise

Find a behavioral health provider at an Avera location near you.

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Know the Behavioral Health Warning Signs

Pay attention to these behaviors and get assistance right away by calling 1-800-691-4336.

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  • Acting withdrawn, sad or overly anxious
  • Extreme difficulty interacting with friends and/or family
  • Significant mood swings
  • Drop in school performance
  • Changes in sleeping and/or eating patterns
  • Increased or persistent use of alcohol or drugs
  • Aggressive behavior
  • Threats to self or others
  • Hallucinations, paranoia or delusion
  • Other sudden or extreme behavioral changes

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