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Dr. Theresa Chinnery L. PhD

Clinical Neuropsychologist

ThedaCare Inc

Direct Phone: (920) ***-****       

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ThedaCare Inc

122 E College Ave

Appleton, Wisconsin 54912

United States

Company Description

ThedaCareā„¢ is a community health system consisting of seven hospitals, 33 clinics and 22 physician locations serving more than 230,000 patients in over nine counties in Northeast Wisconsin. Throughout its 100-year history ThedaCare has woven itself into t ... more

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Background Information

Affiliations

Postdoctoral Fellow
Prevea Health

Education

PhD

bachelor's degree

Psychology and Human Development

University of Wisconsin-Green Bay

doctorate

clinical psychology

Central Michigan University

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Learning Disability Resources

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Theresa Chinnery, Ph.D., Clinical Neuropsychologist 444 N. Westhill Blvd. Appleton, WI 54914 Phone: (920) 720-2300


Learning Disability Resources

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Theresa Chinnery, Ph.D., Clinical Neuropsychologist 444 N. Westhill Blvd. Appleton, WI 54914 Phone: (920) 720-2300


Dementia is a clinical diagnosis, says ...

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Dementia is a clinical diagnosis, says Dr. Theresa Chinnery, a clinical neuropsychologist at ThedaCare Behavioral Health.

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"We oxidize," Chinnery said.
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But, when it really starts to impact your functioning on a daily basis is when it's more of an issue," Chinnery said.
To diagnose dementia or a mild cognitive impairment, doctors use clinical neuropsychology, an applied science focusing on the clinical connection between the brain and central nervous system and cognitive and behavioral functioning.
"We can correctly identify when someone has a dementia or mild cognitive impairment and we can identify when they don't, which is important, too," Chinnery said.
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impairment, and that's sort of, in many cases, the transition state between normal aging and a possible dementia," Chinnery said.
Less than 47 percent of those diagnosed with mild cognitive impairment
go on to develop dementia, Chinnery said. But "a lot of people either stay the same or get better because you can do some things (via treatment) with mild cognitive impairment."
There is a distinct pattern of performance on measures of cognitive
functions (neuropsychological tests) together with a comprehensive review of the clinical history and behaviors, along with a neurological examination, that makes the diagnosis of dementia of the Alzheimer's type accurate, Chinnery said.
How accurate are the tests?
Alzheimer's disease, Chinnery said, can be diagnosed with 97 percent sensitivity and 100 percent specificity.
...
"So there's got to be other factors going on there, like the environment," Chinnery said.
...
But, whatever is good for your heart, Chinnery said, is good for the brain.
...
"What those meds are designed to do is prevent decline," Chinnery said.
...
"For the most part, we have medications that can add years to functioning," Chinnery said.


Dementia is a clinical diagnosis, says ...

www.wausaudailyherald.com [cached]

Dementia is a clinical diagnosis, says Dr. Theresa Chinnery, a clinical neuropsychologist at ThedaCare Behavioral Health.

...
"We oxidize," Chinnery said.
...
But, when it really starts to impact your functioning on a daily basis is when it's more of an issue," Chinnery said.
To diagnose dementia or a mild cognitive impairment, doctors use clinical neuropsychology, an applied science focusing on the clinical connection between the brain and central nervous system and cognitive and behavioral functioning.
"We can correctly identify when someone has a dementia or mild cognitive impairment and we can identify when they don't, which is important, too," Chinnery said.
...
impairment, and that's sort of, in many cases, the transition state between normal aging and a possible dementia," Chinnery said.
Less than 47 percent of those diagnosed with mild cognitive impairment
go on to develop dementia, Chinnery said. But "a lot of people either stay the same or get better because you can do some things (via treatment) with mild cognitive impairment."
There is a distinct pattern of performance on measures of cognitive
functions (neuropsychological tests) together with a comprehensive review of the clinical history and behaviors, along with a neurological examination, that makes the diagnosis of dementia of the Alzheimer's type accurate, Chinnery said.
How accurate are the tests?
Alzheimer's disease, Chinnery said, can be diagnosed with 97 percent sensitivity and 100 percent specificity.
...
"So there's got to be other factors going on there, like the environment," Chinnery said.
...
But, whatever is good for your heart, Chinnery said, is good for the brain.
...
"What those meds are designed to do is prevent decline," Chinnery said.
...
"For the most part, we have medications that can add years to functioning," Chinnery said.


Dementia is a clinical diagnosis, said ...

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Dementia is a clinical diagnosis, said Dr. Theresa Chinnery, a clinical neuropsychologist at ThedaCare Behavioral Health.

...
"We oxidize," Chinnery said.
...
But, when it really starts to impact your functioning on a daily basis is when it's more of an issue," Chinnery said.
...
"We have normal aging that occurs and then we have mild cognitive impairment, and that's sort of, in many cases, the transition state between normal aging and a possible dementia," Chinnery said.
Less than 47 percent of those diagnosed with mild cognitive impairment go on to develop dementia, Chinnery said. But "a lot of people either stay the same or get better because you can do some things (via treatment) with mild cognitive impairment."
There is a distinct pattern of performance on measures of cognitive functions (neuropsychological tests) together with a comprehensive review of the clinical history and behaviors, along with a neurological examination, that makes the diagnosis of dementia of the Alzheimer's type accurate, Chinnery said.
Alzheimer's disease, Chinnery said, can be diagnosed with 97 percent sensitivity and 100 percent specificity.
...
"So there's got to be other factors going on there, like the environment," Chinnery said.
...
But, whatever is good for your heart, Chinnery said, is good for the brain.
...
"What those meds are designed to do is prevent decline," Chinnery said.
...
"For the most part, we have medications that can add years to functioning," Chinnery said.
...
Chinnery also doesn't like to use stages. After testing, she talks to patients about their patterns and strengths and what areas are more of a weakness.

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