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At Cleveland Clinic Nevada, doctors from the Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health provide expert diagnosis and treatment for individuals and families living with Alzheimer’s disease, Lewy Body dementia, frontotemporal and other dementias.
The center offers a continuum of care with no-cost opportunities for the community to participate in education, support and research, including disease prevention studies and clinical trials of promising new medications.
We specialize in collaborative care and are pleased to provide patients with a second opinion or ongoing disease management.
Cleveland Clinic Nevada has also been named a Lewy Body Dementia Association Research Center of Excellence.
Patient services available at the Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health include:
- Diagnostic evaluation and care
- Memory testing and neuropsychological testing
- Brain imaging
- Physical, occupational and speech therapy
- Infusion therapy
- Clinical trials and investigator-led research
- Patient and family support services and education
- Referral to other specialty services throughout the Cleveland Clinic health system
Keep Memory Alive
An integrated entity, Keep Memory Alive raises funds exclusively in support of the Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health’s work in Las Vegas to find a cure for memory disorders.
The Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health’s clinical trials program is among the largest in the country for Alzheimer’s disease. We have conducted more than 80 trials in Huntington’s and Parkinson’s disease, MS, Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias, memory decline and normal cognition. Additionally, we offer investigator-led studies, including a study of repeated head trauma in active and retired professional fighters.
Research for Alzheimer's Disease (NVeADRC)
In September 2020, the National Institute on Aging (NIA) at The National Institutes of Health awarded Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health $3.3 million to establish The Nevada exploratory Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center (NVeADRC).
We are among the first cohort of centers nationally to receive this exploratory award and hold the distinction as the first and only NIA-funded Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center in Nevada. The NVeADRC will help meet a great need here in our state as well as in the scientific community by focusing on disparities faced by individuals with dementia in rural settings.
Train With Us
- Participants in this UCNS accredited fellowship will graduate from the program well prepared to direct the care of adults with degenerative cognitive disorders.
What We Treat
Learn more about the cognitive conditions treated at Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health:
- Alzheimer’s disease
- Chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE)
- Cognitive decline
- Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD)
- Dementia with Lewy bodies
- Frontotemporal dementia (FTD)
- Memory decline
- Mild cognitive impairment (MCI)
- Normal pressure hydrocephalus (NPH)
- Parkinson’s dementia
- Primary progressive aphasia (PPA)
At the Lou Ruvo Center of Brain Health, we address brain disease through two important steps:
- Accurate diagnosis
- Expert disease management
Each component — diagnosis and ongoing disease management — requires unique neurological specialization. We have carefully composed our teams to give you the greatest access to the most relevant experts at each step in the continuum of your care.
Our doctors lead the diagnostic aspect of your care; our advanced practice providers (nurse practitioners, physician assistants) lead the disease management aspect of your care. Throughout the course of your care, all members of your neurology team are in ongoing communication within their team and with colleagues across multiple disciplines, collaborating to provide world class comprehensive care for patients, families and care partners..
What to Expect From Us
At Cleveland Clinic Nevada, we strive to:
- Treat your conditions and keep your brain as healthy as possible.
- Provide a support system for you and your loved ones.
- Offer you and your loved one's opportunities to participate in clinical research.
Learn more in our Patient Guide, which was conceived by our patient and family advisory council.
Brain disease challenges families, who rise to the occasion by becoming care partners for their loved one. Patients rely heavily on their family caregivers, who often suffer tremendous stress, particularly when they lack knowledge and experience.
Quality patient care is of utmost importance at Cleveland Clinic. Many of the treatment options offered by our center require multiple evaluations. Scheduling these appointments with the appropriate providers can be challenging to navigate. That is why our staff developed a comprehensive system that walks patients through our care process from the initial phone call to the final evaluation.
If you are interested in scheduling an appointment with Cleveland Clinic’s Las Vegas location, you can expect the following evaluation process:
Step 1: Call our Appointment Schedulers
To schedule an appointment, call 702.483.6000.
Our patient service representatives are available to assist you Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. local time.
Step 2: Patient Registration
When you call to schedule an appointment, our patient service specialist will register you as a new patient to Cleveland Clinic. Please have your basic information, including your address, phone numbers, emergency contacts and current insurance information, available when you call. You will also need a referral from your primary care provider or general neurologist.
Step 3: Verifying Payment Options
We will discuss your payment options, which span commercial insurance, Medicare, Medicaid and cash. You will know prior to your appointment what your estimated cost will be.
Step 4: Identifying the Appropriate Physician and Scheduling the Appointment
Your patient service specialist will ask you a variety of questions in order to schedule you with the appropriate provider. It might also be necessary for your patient service specialist to review your medical history before scheduling the appointment. If this is needed, the schedulers will assist you in obtaining your medical records by contacting your primary care provider with you on the phone.
Once the patient service representative reviews the records, we will schedule you with the appropriate Cleveland Clinic physician. Please bring all reports or current scans, such as MRIs or X-rays, from your current primary care provider to your appointment.
Our office is located in Las Vegas, Nevada:
Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health - Las Vegas
888 West Bonneville Avenue
Las Vegas, NV 89106