Specialists and Care Centers

Dementia Specialists and Care Centers

Northwestern Medicine neurologists provide treatment for a full range of neurological disorders, including dementia. The clinical mission is to provide the highest quality care and treatment for patients with neurological disorders, while advancing new therapies and uncovering the causes and cures of neurological diseases. Our physicians specialize in neurological treatment and care.

We can also provide support for dementia in a variety of ways, including:

  • Home health care: Northwestern Medicine home health care programs provide specialty in-home care that brings dignity and comfort to your loved one and much needed assistance for you and your family. Skilled nurses and other caregivers are uniquely trained to care for those with dementia.
  • Hospice care: If someone you love is in the advanced stages of a memory loss disease, Northwestern Medicine hospice care offerings can help control symptoms, manage pain and nurture remaining abilities to provide the highest quality of end of life care.
  • Occupational therapy: The Northwestern Medicine occupational therapy team includes licensed occupational therapists and licensed occupational therapist assistants (COTA). An experienced occupational therapist will conduct a complete evaluation before developing a customized program to help you build your physical endurance and strength.
  • Physical therapy: The physical therapy team includes licensed physical therapists with advanced certifications, licensed physical therapist assistants (PTA) and APTA-certified wound care specialists. The team is qualified to handle a wide range of illnesses, injuries and chronic conditions for people of all ages and abilities.

The Neurobehavior and Memory Clinic 

The Neurobehavior and Memory Clinic is staffed by physicians from the Northwestern Medical Group, a multispecialty group practice of the full-time faculty at Northwestern's Feinberg School of Medicine. Offering a comprehensive array of diagnostic, therapeutic and innovative care, the clinic has a multidisciplinary staff that includes behavioral neurologists, neuropsychologists, neuropsychiatrists and licensed clinical social workers.

In addition, the Northwestern Medical Group Division of Geriatrics provides consultation and comprehensive interdisciplinary services for the physical, emotional and social wellbeing of healthy and frail elderly patients with complex medical and psychosocial problems, including dementia.

The Northwestern Medicine Department of Neurology seeks to provide the highest quality care and treatment for patients with neurological disorders, while advancing new therapies and uncovering the causes and cures of neurological diseases. Our physicians have areas of subspecialty interest in neurology and many of them are national leaders in their field. The clinical practice operates in conjunction with the Neuro Testing Center, which provides a full spectrum of neurodiagnostic services.

The Northwestern Medicine Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences offers comprehensive consultation, diagnosis and treatment of a full range of adult and older adult mental health disorders. Inpatient and outpatient treatment are offered.


The board-certified neurologists at Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital are trained in the diagnosis and treatment of nervous system disorders, including diseases of the brain, spinal cord, nerves and muscles. They diagnose and treat patients with a full range of neurological disorders, including dementia.

Alzheimer’s disease affects an estimated five million Americans: 10 percent of people over age 65 and nearly 50 percent of those over age 85. Researchers are working diligently to uncover the cause and develop a cure. Until they succeed, the multidisciplinary team at Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Northwestern Medicine Delnor Hospital can help you and your family deal with the physical and behavioral changes of Alzheimer’s with experience, compassion and the latest treatment protocols.

Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital Movement Disorders and Neurodegenerative Disease Center

Your movement matters—at home, at work, even while doing the common tasks that everyone can take for granted. If you have a movement disorder, you deserve a level of care that can get you back to doing the things you love, with confidence and peace of mind.

The Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital Movement Disorders and Neurodegenerative Disease Center uses an interdisciplinary team approach to provide individualized care that optimizes your treatment, outcomes and experience. Your care is provided by a focused and experienced team that includes specially trained neurologists, neurosurgeons, neuropsychologists, nurses, counselors and rehabilitative specialists who offer advanced treatment options and access to support and resources.