The Neurodegenerative Disease Programs at TIRR Memorial Hermann offer a continuum of care for all levels of abilities, evidence-based, cutting edge interventions and support for patients, families and caregivers.
Continuum of Care for All Levels of Abilities
TIRR Memorial Hermann offers the continuum of care, including, inpatient rehabilitation, outpatient rehabilitation, community reintegration program and a community-based physical activity and recovery program. We provide care at every phase of the patient’s illness. Our interventions are based on each person's individualized needs, focusing on improvement in functional activities that will maximize the patient's quality of life.
Evidence-Based, Cutting Edge Interventions
TIRR Memorial Hermann provides the most current, state of the art, evidence-based interventions through effective and innovative neurorehabilitation interventions. Specially trained clinicians are up-to-date on the latest medical modalities for patients with neurodegenerative diseases.
Support for Patients, Families and Caregivers
TIRR Memorial Hermann recognizes that the patients, families and caregivers face emotional challenges. Support groups and education are offered to give patients and families the tools and skills to meet their immediate needs and also prepare for future needs.
Doctors and Clinical Expertise
Clinicians at TIRR Memorial Hermann are specially trained to address issues including:
- Physical abilities
- Fatigue management
- Emotional adjustment
- Interpersonal communication
- Cognitive strategies, including memory and problem-solving skills needed for optimal independence
We provide a comprehensive evaluation of the patient’s rehabilitation potential and customized, individualized programs to address a wide range of symptoms and diagnoses. Our expert clinicians provide education, support, empowerment, and assist persons with functioning as independently as possible.
Lee Silverman Voice Treatment
In addition, TIRR Memorial Hermann is one of the few organizations that have clinicians trained in the Lee Silverman Voice Treatment (LSVT-LOUD) an innovative and effective technique for improving voice volume by retraining patients on the level of effort needed to produce sound and LSVT-BIG, an intensive whole body amplitude-based training protocol for people with Parkinson’s Disease.
Collaborative, Integrated Care
An interdisciplinary team of experts will be working closely with the patients and their families and caregivers to foster improved quality of life and maximize positive patient outcomes. This program promotes close collaboration with all members of the team and work closely with physicians to ensure patients receive the most appropriate management of their illness.