Please click here to
download the forms you will need to bring with you to your
about the evaluation:
Please fill out
the form downloaded
above before the appointment. Bring the following to the
appointment: the enclosed form, list the exact names daily dosages
and who prescribed medications (or bring bottles for all current
medications), snacks/drinks if needed, glasses / hearing aids if
needed for hearing / reading.
Some find the evaluation a bit tiring, so please be sure
patient has had a good meal and a good night sleep before the
evaluation, if possible.
will likely last most of the day. The neuropsychological
evaluation will usually last from 1 to 4 hours, depending on the
patientís energy level / abilities. The doctor will spend time
with the patient and any significant people/friends/relatives to get
background information and testing. Rest breaks are given. The patient will also meet
with the neurologist and social worker (see appointment schedule
assessments are commonly requested for individuals who have memory
evaluation is designed to assess what changes have occurred and look
at what this means to the patientís life. Here are a few common
A person begins
to notice a problem with forgetfulness after suffering a head injury
in an accident.
A person is
depressed or anxious and their ability to think has become
A person is
experiencing memory lapses and wants to find out if this is just a
normal part of aging or a memory problem.
A person has
suffered some brain injury, and they may now have difficulty
functioning in some areas of their daily
will be conducted by Dr. Richard L. Azrin or Dr. Cheryl Millsaps,
Licensed Neuropsychologists; Margaret Smith, LCSW, and a neurologist
affiliated with our Comprehensive Memory Center.
The doctors will
be assessing specific skills using a wide range of activities. These skills include
concentration, memory, language, and problem solving. Some of the ways these are
tested include answering questions, remembering certain information
and writing things down.
Assessments are usually of great value to family, friends,
doctors or therapists in helping them to understand your problems
better and providing you with the best
The test results
will usually be explained later, in a follow-up appointment
after the evaluation is completed.
Directions: (From I-65, exit
onto Lakeshore, exit left if traveling South, or exit right if
Lakeshore Parkway at I-65
Lakeshore and turn right onto Hwy 31 South. Take the Brookwood
Hospital exit and go to the end of the ramp and turn
Coming on 31
from Vestavia towards Homewood
On Hwy 31
North (Montgomery Hwy), take the Medical Center Drive exit
before Lakeshore Dr.
At the end of ramp, turn
go past the first stop light and take a right into the parking
deck. Parking for our
office is in the Professional Office Building (abbreviated POB) of
Brookwood Hospital, the Blue area of the parking deck. When you park in the blue
area, the crosswalk will take you to the POB 2nd
floor. Take the
elevator to the 3rd floor. Then go to your left to
Please see the map for our location.