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Refer a Patient

The Banner Alzheimer’s Institute team is pleased to partner with you in caring for your patients. We work closely with primary care physicians and referring specialists, delivering people with Alzheimer’s/dementia a new standard of care that blends advanced therapies, innovative services and valuable resources.

There are two ways to refer people to Banner Alzheimer’s Institute:

To refer a patient to Banner Alzheimer's Brain Imaging Program for an imaging study:

  • Complete an Imaging Referral Form and send it to our secure – FAX (602) 839-7350

  • For other questions regarding Brain Imaging, call us at (602) 830-7700

Each person referred to Banner Alzheimer’s Institute receives an initial 90-minute evaluation with our experts, which includes:

  • Physical examination

  • Cognitive testing to evaluate memory abilities and thought processes

  • Overall assessment and plans

  • Laboratory work, brain imaging scans and other tests may be conducted

Once our team reaches a diagnosis, we develop an individualized treatment plan that is shared with the patient and family members as well as the primary care provider and referring physician. The recommended care may include:

  • Drug-based therapies

  • Engagement in family, community and support services

  • Participation in leading-edge research, including studies of experimental treatments in clinical trials through Banner Alzheimer’s

Most people with Alzheimer’s/dementia and their families who undergo an evaluation at Banner Alzheimer’s, chose us for their dementia-related care. However, we’re glad to provide a comprehensive care plan to the patient’s primary care physician, if requested.