The Ayer Neuroscience Institute Memory Care Center in Wethersfield is a specialized clinical practice dedicated to diagnosing and treating problems with thinking and memory. The Memory Care Center provides both diagnosis and continuing care after diagnosis.

The Memory Care Center is committed to the highest standards of respect and integrity, and we strive to offer the most professional and personalized care possible. Some of the conditions we treat are dementias, such as Alzheimer’s disease and Dementia with Lewy Bodies. We also help determine whether thinking problems are due to something other than dementia - like depression or anxiety.

We advocate for our patients’ interests. Our chief focus is on the needs of the patient and the care partner.

Our Mission

Our mission is to provide world-class clinical care to people with cognitive and memory disorders.


Our Vision

Our vision is to provide a research-quality diagnostic evaluation followed by person-centered continuing care that is evidence-based and quality-focused.

Diversity & Non-Discrimination

The Memory Care Center appreciates the diversity of human beings and does not discriminate based on race, color, national origin, ethnicity, culture, disability, age, sex, religion, socioeconomic status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression.

The Memory Care Center's Key Principles

Good dementia care is multifaceted and focuses on the psychosocial and medical needs equally.

People who come to the Memory Care Center for care are entitled to respect and dignity at all times.

There is no universal dementia playbook. The Memory Care Center recognizes that thinking and memory problems affect each person differently.

Care partners are not born. But they can be developed and nurtured about how to offer the best care to their loved one. The Memory Care Center's goal is to help them become an effective member of the care team.

More about the Memory Care Center

Memory Care Videos

Jeanne Kessler, RN - Alzheimer's Disease - FOX CT

Jeanne Kessler, a registered nurse at Hartford Hospital, speaks to Fox Connecticut news about Alzheimer's Disease. Aired 3/21/2011.

World Alzheimer's Day 2017

Educate yourself about Alzheimer's Disease on this World Alzheimer's Day. Hartford HealthCare's Patty O'Brian is an expert on the topic!

Memory Care News

June 07, 2024

Can a Blood Test Assess Your Alzheimer’s Risk?

A simple blood test might be the first step in knowing if you’ll eventually get Alzheimer’s disease. “This is a [...]

March 21, 2024

3 Things to Know About Mild Cognitive Impairment

We all occasionally forget to do a task, misplace our car keys or struggle to remember the name of a [...]

October 24, 2023

Alzheimer’s Disease Can Cause These 7 Communication Challenges

They say communication is key in anything you do. But it’s especially important when caring for someone with Alzheimer’s disease. [...]

July 18, 2023

6 Things to Know Before Trying the New Alzheimer’s Drug Leqembi

Many have called it a huge breakthrough for the future of fighting Alzheimer’s. Earlier this month, the U.S. Food and [...]

May 26, 2023

5 Foods That Promote Brain Health

Brain boosting games like puzzles and word searches seem to get all the glory, but the foods you eat can [...]

February 22, 2023

Bruce Willis’ Aphasia Could Be a Sign of Something More Serious

Nearly a year after Bruce Willis’ shock decision to retire, the actor’s family has revealed a devastating update. Last week, [...]

Our Team

Our Team of specialists at the Memory Care Center includes medical professionals from neurology, geriatric psychiatry, clinical social work and neuropsychology. At the Memory Care Center, we are dedicated to helping people understand and adapt to changes in thinking.

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