Fleming Memory Center

1627 W. Chew St.
Allentown, PA 18102
United States

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General Facility Hours
Monday - Friday: 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Saturday - Sunday: Closed

The Fleming Memory Center is an outpatient office that serves the needs of our elderly patients and their caregivers. The 5,300-square-foot facility at LVH–17th Street centralizes clinical, educational and support services for people affected by dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. The center features six exam rooms, geriatric and dementia experts, and space for consults, meetings, education and caregivers. It opened in 2016.

The center’s construction was funded by Richard (Dick) Fleming of Zionsville. His wife, Peggy, was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease in 2002 and succumbed to it in 2008.

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Lehigh Valley Hospital–17th Street
Lehigh Valley Hospital–17th Street
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Welcome desk, Fleming Memory Center
Welcome desk, Fleming Memory Center
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Patient exam room, Fleming Memory Center
Patient exam room, Fleming Memory Center

At Fleming Memory Center we provide complete assessments of geriatric patients with memory loss, including a review of medical and social history, a physical exam, medication management and cognitive testing. After this evaluation, we create specialized treatment and care plans that are communicated with the caregiver, primary care physician and other specialists.

Resources for caregivers include:

  • Monthly caregiver support groups (call 610-969-3390 for schedule)
  • Quarterly educational sessions
  • Social worker drop-in hours
One out of three senior citizens will be diagnosed with dementia. Locally, the over-65 population in Lehigh and Northampton counties is projected to nearly double by 2030.

What is dementia?

Dementia (degenerative brain disease) causes the loss of cognitive functioning — thinking, remembering, and reasoning — and behavioral abilities to such an extent that it interferes with a person's daily life and activities. These functions include memory, language skills, visual perception, problem solving, self-management, and the ability to focus and pay attention. Dementia ranges in severity from the mildest stage, when it is just beginning to affect a person's functioning, to the most severe stage, when the person must depend completely on others for basic activities of living. (National Institute on Aging, 2019)

Types of dementia

Volunteer opportunities 

“Help thy Neighbor”

The Fleming Friends Program at LVHN is recruiting volunteers to provide one-on-one visitation to seniors living in the community. Give back to the community by building relationships with older adults residing alone who may need some friendship and fellowship in their later years. For more details call Dee Saez at 610-969-2241 or email dalila.saezrivera@lvhn.org.