Benefits of Baseline Memory Testing

Matt Pate

Cognitive health involves the capacity to think, learn, and recall information accurately. Preserving cognitive health is crucial, especially as we age.



IHCRC’s baseline memory testing offers a proactive approach for patients aged 55 or older, without present memory problems, but with a family history of dementia. Some of the benefits of baseline memory testing include:


Understanding Memory Capabilities:

Baseline memory testing provides a comprehensive assessment of memory capabilities. It establishes a reference point for current memory function that can be compared to later testing if memory problems become present, aiding healthcare professionals in identifying areas of concern.


Early Detection of Risks:

For those with a family history of dementia, baseline memory testing enables early detection. Identifying changes in memory function at an early stage allows for proactive interventions and lifestyle adjustments to help address cognitive decline.


Informed Decision-Making:

Baseline memory testing empowers individuals to make informed decisions about their health. Armed with knowledge about current memory function, individuals can work with healthcare providers to develop personalized brain health strategies, including lifestyle modifications, cognitive exercises, nutrition, and medical interventions.


Peace of Mind:

Baseline memory testing provides reassurance and peace of mind for those concerned about their memory. Knowing that proactive steps have been taken to assess cognitive function can alleviate anxiety and enable individuals to plan for the future.

Prioritizing cognitive health can have a significant impact on overall well-being as we age. Take a proactive step towards a brighter future by discussing a referral from your IHCRC primary care physician (PCP) for our baseline memory testing program with your primary care doctor. Give us a call at 918-588-1900 to schedule an appointment today.