Memory Care Clinic

CCM Health Memory Care Clinic

We must admit, as our population ages, we worry more about our memory. We ask ourselves if it’s normal to lose our keys or to forget appointments. We are here to help! 

Our primary goal at the Memory Care Clinic is to assist you, your loved ones/caregivers, and your healthcare provider in obtaining a complete and objective evaluation of your memory and other thinking skills, collectively known as cognition. 

If our findings suggest that cognition is less than what’s expected, our second goal is to determine the impact those challenges are having on the ability to communicate effectively and to safely take care of yourself and to successfully complete your daily responsibilities. The Memory Care Clinic evaluation results provide more detailed information about a person’s brain health to help with treatment of any potential cognitive disorders. Plus, we take a unique perspective on memory care and also assist your loved-ones/caregivers in determining the impact your situation is having on them. 

The Memory Care Clinic provider staff includes a speech-language pathologist, an occupational therapist, and a family nurse practitioner, all considered to be experts in the area of cognition (memory and other thinking skills).  The team also includes our Memory Care Coordinator, who connects patients and their caregivers with resources and continued support along their journeys.

The cognitive evaluation process takes about five (5) hours over the course of two (2) days. Our team of experts assesses brain health and the impact it’s having on communication, daily skills and safety. At the end of the second day, the Memory Care Clinic staff meets with you and your family members/caregivers to share the evaluation results and to make recommendations. Our recommendations are intended to assist you, your loved-ones/caregivers and your healthcare provider in making educated and safe decisions regarding your health and safety.

The evaluation process takes about 5 hours over the course of 2 days.  At the end of the second day, the Memory Care Clinic staff meets with you and your family members/caregivers to share the evaluation results and to make recommendations.  Our recommendations are intended to assist you, your loved-ones/caregivers and your healthcare provider in making educated and safe decisions regarding your health and safety.


Memory Café

CCM Health’s Memory Café is a social gathering where people with memory loss and their care companions can come together in a safe, supportive environment to share conversation over a cup of coffee (and delicious treats) in a relaxed atmosphere. These social gathering provides interaction with others seniors, laughter, smiles, coffee/treats, friendship and support – free of charge, yet priceless!

Memory Café is designed to reduce isolation for all seniors, unite people facing similar challenges, and offer a sense of normalcy to an existence that often becomes focused on disease and disability. Memory Cafés provide a break from normal routine, act as an avenue for sharing ideas and information, and provide a connection to other community support mechanisms. 

Memory Cafés meet on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of every month from 2:00-4:00pm at the United Methodist Church, located at 731 N 11th Street in Montevideo. There is no charge to attend and advance reservations are not necessary. 

To learn more about the Memory Café contact Lori Petersen at 320-321-8241 or 320-226-2343.


Parkinson’s Disease Support Group

The Parkinson’s Disease Support Group (PDSG) is a place for people with Parkinson’s Disease and their caregivers to share information and to offer mutual support. This group connects people traveling the same path, and provides education and support to those on the same journey. Its members are a treasury of practical experience and the co-facilitators of the group also bring insight and educational materials to those attending.

The Parkinson’s Disease Support Group meets on the 1st and 3rd Monday of every month from 3:30 – 5:00pm at the United Methodist Church, located at 731 N 11th Street in Montevideo. There is no charge to attend and advance reservations are not necessary. To learn more about the Parkinson’s Disease Support Group, contact Lori Petersen at 320-321-8241 or 320-226-2343. 


Dementia Caregiver Support and Education Group

The Dementia Caregiver Support and Education Group is designed specifically for caregivers of people with Alzheimer’s-type dementia and other dementia-related illnesses. DCSE provides a safe and confidential environment where you can find support for your unique challenges and receive education about dementia. After attending DCSE, we hope the care partner feels energized to return to the challenging job of care partnering and feel supported by others in similar situations.

DCSE is facilitated by Gretchen Reeves who is a speech-language pathologist here at CCMH. The support group meets the 2nd Thursday of the month, from 10:30-12:00 noon in the Clinic Conference Room. The group is designed specifically for caregivers of people with Alzheimer’s-type dementia and other dementia-related illnesses. DCSE provides a safe and confidential environment where you can find support for your unique challenges and receive education about dementia. There is no charge for participating in this group.

There is no charge for participating in this group.

For more information, contact:
Gretchen Reeves, M.A. CCC-SLP
Speech-Language Pathologist/Supervisor
P: 320.321.8230
F: 320.321.8234