Including family members in all care decisions, the Eskenazi Health Center Healthy Aging Brain Center diagnoses and treats individuals experiencing cognitive impairment. Established in 2008, this one-of-a-kind center combines research and treatment facilities, resulting in the rapid translation of research discoveries into clinical practice. Working closely with the patient’s primary care provider, the care team – consisting of physicians, nurses and social workers – develops a personal treatment plan for each patient that includes medications as well as non-drug treatments to improve the quality of life for patients and caregivers.
Eskenazi Health Center Healthy Aging Brain Center Monitor
The Eskenazi Health Center Healthy Aging Brain Center Monitor is an instrument developed for the purpose of assessing and monitoring symptoms of dementia over time. The instrument covers four categories of dementia symptoms: cognitive, functional, behavioral and mood. It also measures caregiver stress. The HABC Monitor depends on self-reports and informal caregiver reports that do not require the presence of a clinician or facilitator and can be completed through paper, web or telephone-based templates.
Patients and caregivers of Eskenazi Health Senior Care can complete the appropriate versions of the monitor and bring them to their next appointment. They can be accessed below:
- Self-Report Version: To be completed by the patient
- Caregiver Version: To be completed by one or more caregivers of the patient