Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Cognitive Neurology and Alzheimer's Disease Center

Clinical Social Work Services at the Neurobehavior and Memory Clinic

A Clinical Social Worker is a member of the medical team at the Northwestern Neurobehavior and Memory Clinic. The expertise of the social worker can assist patients and families with disease and care related questions as well as provide guidance through difficult decisions by providing resources, information and support. Below are questions to consider with corresponding referrals often suggested by the Clinical Social Worker. If you are interested in this service, please call us at 312-695-9627.

  • Do I understand the diagnosis?
    • Educational Materials
  • Do I know some of the possible behaviors associated with the diagnosis?
    • Safety resources including Medic Alert & the Safe Return Program
  • How will I cope with this now and as it progresses?
  • Do I need to begin planning for the future? Do I know what is involved in this kind of planning?
    • Elder Law Attorney/Financial Planning
    • Geriatric Care Manager
    • Home Care
    • Long Term Care Decisions
  • What services are available at Northwestern or in my own neighborhood?
    • Adult Day Programs
    • Meaningful Activities
    • Support Groups for Caregivers, etc.
    • Referrals to CNADC programs, Buddy Program, Memory Ensemble
  • Do I feel I have enough emotional support right now?
    • Referrals to local counselors for individuals, couples or families.