Why Choose Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health?
Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health provides diagnosis and ongoing treatment for patients with cognitive disorders and support services for family members who care for them, integrating research and education at every level. We take a team approach to neurological care, with physicians, advanced practice clinicians and nurses working in an integrated fashion.
Across our four locations — Cleveland and Lakewood, Ohio; Las Vegas, Nevada and Weston, Florida — our treatment programs are designed to provide excellent care and to respect the dignity of patients and their families. Our collaborative clinical research programs help to advance Cleveland Clinic's groundbreaking clinical trials and offer hope for improving brain health.
An individualized treatment plan is developed for each patient who is treated at the Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health. The plan is tailored to each patient and may include recommendations for medications, physical exercise, diet, cognitive rehabilitation, psychiatric treatment (when needed), participation in clinical trials and family support.
Many individuals experiencing cognitive decline can benefit from targeted, individualized therapy sessions. At the Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health, our board certified specialists use cutting-edge technology and customized exercises during one-on-one treatment sessions. Unlike general or orthopedic therapy, our physical (PT), occupational therapy (OT) and speech-language pathology (SLP) programs are specifically tailored to the needs of those experiencing the effects of brain disorders. By incorporating patients’ interests and hobbies and offering socially enriching experiences, we work to increase our patients’ mobility and agility while decreasing fatigue and falls. We also work to improve all aspects of communication and cognition.
Our center’s goal is to leverage research, provide expert care to patients and their caregivers, and empower patients to live as independently as possible.
What We Treat
Learn about the conditions and diseases we treat at Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health and make an appointment at one of our locations: Nevada, Ohio, or Florida.
- Alzheimer’s disease
- Mild cognitive impairment (MCI)
- Frontotemporal dementia (FTD)
- Primary progressive aphasia (PPA)
- Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD)
- Dementia with Lewy bodies
- Normal pressure hydrocephalus (NPH)
- Chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE)
- Parkinson’s dementia
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- Diagnostic evaluation and care
- Neurorehabilitation: Physical, occupational and speech therapy
- Therapy Services (physical, occupational and speech)
- Alzheimer's Disease Medications
- Research opportunities for better brain health
- Patient and Caregiver Resources and Community Education (Las Vegas only)
- Patient Family Care. Family Support Program and support groups offered to patients, families and caregivers
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- Referral to other specialty services throughout the Cleveland Clinic health system
Diagnostics & Testing
Make an Appointment
To make an appointment with a Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health specialist in:
- Cleveland, Ohio - call 216.636.5860 or 866.588.2264.
- Las Vegas, Nevada - call 702.483.6000 or 866.588.2264.
- Weston, Florida - call 954.659.5124 or 866.588.2264.
The Center for Brain Health, which specializes in mild cognitive impairment, Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia, offers patients the option of virtual visits. New patients can receive an initial evaluation and existing patients are able to schedule follow-up care with a provider in the Center for Brain Health from the comfort and convenience of home using our Cleveland Clinic Express Care® Online tool. Benefits of choosing this appointment option include no travel or parking, no facility fees, less waiting, significant time savings and the convenience of seeing a specialist from wherever you choose. If you would like to use Express Care Online for your or a loved one’s Center for Brain Health appointment, please call 216.636.5860 or your Center for Brain Health provider’s office. Our team will schedule your virtual visit and provide details on the visit cost and setup instructions.
MyChart connects you to your health care team from the comfort and safety of home. With this secure, online tool you can manage your appointments and complete pre-visit tasks, communicate with your providers, and keep track of your test results and medications.
Clinical Trials & Research
Brain Health Research Programs
The Neurological Institute advances research into disease of the brain and spine and conducts clinical therapeutic trials to support patients with neurological disorders. Our multidisciplinary research collaboration combines the expertise of clinical principal investigators with state-of-the-art imaging and data analysis to establish and implement new approaches to the treatment of neurological diseases. In addition, the Neurological Institute trains clinical fellows, full-time research fellows, and residents as next generation clinical research scientists.
Clinical trials and research are the key for advancing medial knowledge and patient care. They provide hope through offering testing of new drugs, new surgical techniques or other treatments before they are available.
For Medical Professionals
Refer a Patient
The Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health offers direct referral lines to ease the process of making a patient referral.
To refer a patient to the Neurological Institute via phone, please call our dedicated physician referral hotline at 216.445.8455. An intake coordinator will handle your call directly. If you are unable to reach an intake coordinator, please leave a message and they will return your call within the work day (if left before 1 p.m. ET) or the next work day (if left after 1 p.m. ET).
To refer a patient to the Neurological Institute via fax, please download and complete our physician referral form and fax to 216.636.2596.
Stay connected to patients you refer to Cleveland Clinic through online updates and electronic medical records.
Fellowships & Residencies
There are 140 staff physicians and scientists and 150 trainees in over 30 post-graduate training programs within the Neurological Institute.
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Caregivers who use MyChart can also sign up for the MyChart Caregiver feature.
Ongoing events in Las Vegas, Nevada at Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health in association with Keep Memory Alive.
- View programming calendar for patients and caregivers (Las Vegas)
- View educational and fundraising events calendar (Las Vegas)
We offer a number of services for our patients and their families. We view caregiver services as an integral part of our mission. Complementing excellent medical care, our focus on care partners affirms that cognitive disorders impact not just the patient, but everyone involved in their care and support. These programs vary by Cleveland Clinic location.
- Cleveland, OH
- Las Vegas, NV
- Weston, FL
Families are challenged by supporting a loved one with a neurocognitive or movement disorder. They strive to rise to the occasion, assuming the role of caregiver, partner, advocate or guide to provide support for the patient over the course of the disease.
But who provides care and support for these family caregivers? We recognize that caregivers suffer tremendous stress. While coping with change and loss — in relationships, responsibilities, dreams for the future — caregivers can become overwhelmed, anxious or depressed. From diagnosis throughout the course of the illness, they benefit from guidance and reliable information on where to turn for help.
Get a free, online, brain health self-assessment, sign up for a monthly newsletter to receive tips for improving your brain health, or learn how you can participate in research.
- Alzheimer’s Association
- Alzheimer's Disease Education and Referral (ADEAR) Center
- Alzheimer's Foundation of America
- American Academy of Neurology
- Clinical Research Trials
- Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease Foundation
- Keep Memory Alive
- The Association for Frontotemporal Degeneration
- The Lewy Body Dementia Association
- US Against Alzheimer's