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Memory Disorders Center

The Memory Disorders Center and Alzheimer’s is very proud to be 1 of 34 top memory clinics in US to be selected by NIH/NIA to serve as Genematch Program / NCT02564692 and part of the National Alzheimer’s Prevention Initiatives (API) Registry Site and State of Hawaii Alzheimer’s Prevention Registry. Hawaii Pacific Neuroscience Memory Disorders Center is the only facility in Hawaii with a dedicated multidisciplinary team of geriatricians, neurologists, psychologists, neuropsychologists, nurse practitioners and brain health and wellness specialists trained in diagnosing and treating memory disorders and dementia. The evaluation to diagnose memory disorders and dementia may include an MRI of the Brain, EEG, laboratory tests and neuropsychology testing. Each patient is unique and medical workups will vary depending on the patient’s medical history and clinical presentation. Once the evaluation for the patient is complete, the multidisciplinary team will discuss the findings with the patient and family. Together we formulate an individualized plan for treatment and management. Plans can include medications and lifestyle recommendations. Teaching includes nutritional counseling, physical exercise, and brain stimulation exercises that focus on improving brain health. Memory Disorders Center staff are dedicated to continued support those living with memory disorders. Care for the caregivers is a vital part of the Memory Disorders Center program and includes education, counseling, coordination of care and access to resources in the community. Our staff advocate for the highest level of independence compatible with comfort and safety. The Memory Disorders Center collaborates with the Clinical Research Center at Hawaii Pacific Neuroscience offering free memory and genetic testings as part of groundbreaking investigational research studies for mild cognitive impairment and Alzheimer’s disease. The Clinical Research Center is a part of the global network of top neuroscience centers of Alzheimer’s Prevention Initiative. The research includes institutions like NIH/National Institute of Aging, University of Pennsylvania Telegenetics Program and Banner University Alzheimer’s Disease Center. Our Neuroscience Center of Excellence is recognized nationally for its work not only in providing most advanced cutting edge treatments, but also work with other centers in US and global to offer groundbreaking Clinical Research. Clinical Trials Available in Hawaii Our specialists and staff are passionate about making a difference not just for our patients but for their precious families and caregivers. We understand the challenges of facing these issues and want to be sure you do not feel alone in this journey and have local resources available to you. Therefore, we work closely with and support Hawaii’s local support group. Please visit their website below.

Hawaii Alzheimer's Research Unit Joins Mayo, Cleveland Clinic and Emory in Quest to Find Cure for Alzheimer's: See How you Can Play a Part?

Alzheimer's Research Unit and Memory Disorders Center featured on Aging Well Segment​

Meet Our

Multidisciplinary Team

Kore Kai Liow MD, FACP, FAAN

Neurology
CEO

Principal Investigator, Clinical Research Center,
BRITL (Brain Research, Innovation & Translation Labs)
BCI (Brain Computer Interface) & Brain Mapping Lab
Director, Center for Neurostimulation,
Comprehensive Epilepsy Center, Memory Disorders Center

Jason Chang MD

Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Chief Strategic Officer
Director, Spine & Pain Management
Neuromuscular Rehabilitation Center
Subinvestigator, Clinical Research Center

Jason Viereck MD, PhD

Neurology

Director, Parkinson's & Movement Disorders Ctr
Comprehensive MS Center, Stroke & Neurologic Rehabilitation Center

Sriharsha Vajjala MD

Internal Medicine/Sleep Medicine

Subinvestigator, Clinical Research Center

Vimala Vajjala MD

Neurology

Director, Video-EEG Epilepsy Monitoring Unit
Neurodiagnostic Institute of Technology,
Headache & Facial Pain Center

Paul Smith MD

Lifestyle Medicine

Director, Self Care & Wellness Center

Qing X. Li PhD

Basic Science

Kent Yamamoto MD

Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
Director, Concussion & TBI Center

Todd Uchima PA-C

Neuroscience

Sub-Investigator,
Clinical Research Center

Chris Larrinaga, MSN, ARNP, CNRN

Neuroscience

Sub-Investigator,
Clinical Research Center

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