The Integrated Memory Clinic (IMCC) is a partnership between the Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing at Emory University and the Brain Health Center at Emory Healthcare. The clinic serves individuals with a dementia diagnosis, such as Alzheimer’s disease or a related disorder, and their care partners who reside in a community setting. The IMCC is the nation’s first and only comprehensive primary and dementia care practice.
IMCC care is driven by individualized plans aligned with patients’ goals. The model takes a primary palliative care perspective, emphasizing aggressive symptom management, advance care planning, and holistic care. The IMCC’s patient centered approach allows patients to receive a broad array of health care services in a single visit. The IMCC utilizes the expertise of nurses, geriatricians, neurologists, social workers, and medical assistants to provide exemplary care coordination in all areas of the patient’s care.