About The Orr Memory Clinic
The Orr Memory and Geriatric Behavioral Clinic is a specialty service dedicated to providing care and educating families about memory loss. Our approach focuses on patients and family members or caregivers by providing compassionate care and resources every step of the way. The evaluation process involves looking at all the aspects of memory loss and the medical conditions that impact memory and anxiety and will help identify the best options and treatments available.
William B. Orr, Ph.D., M.D
Dr. Orr is a neuroscientist and geriatric psychiatrist. He earned his Ph.D. in Behavioral Neuroscience at the University of Pittsburgh and then his M.D. at the University of Minnesota School of Medicine. He completed is specialty training in psychiatry at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and for more than 10 years was Director of the Geriatric Psychiatry Fellowship Program at the University of Minnesota and VA Medical Center in Minneapolis. He continues as Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Minnesota School of Medicine. He is also board certified in forensic psychiatrist, maintains a private forensic psychiatry practice, and is Adjunct Professor of Psychiatry and Law at William Mitchell School of Law.
Dr. Orr manages patients with dementia in both inpatient and outpatient settings. He is founder and director of the Orr Memory and Geriatric Behavioral Clinic in Mendota Heights, Minnesota, as well as Director of two acute inpatient geriatric behavioral units: the Grace Unit at Regina Medical Center in Hastings, Minnesota, and the Senior Behavioral Unit at Mille Lacs Health Center in Onamia, Minnesota. Dr. Orr also is consultant to various long-term care groups who provide assessment in assisted living and skilled nursing centers around the state. His primary clinical interests are in early detection of dementia, differentiation from depression in the elderly, and management of agitation.