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The clinic is directed by Marek-Marsel Mesulam, MD, and includes specialists from a wide variety of disciplines including neurology, neuropsychology, geriatrics, neuropsychiatry and social work. We typically evaluate and care for people with memory concerns, Alzheimer’s disease, primary progressive aphasia, frontotemporal dementia, corticobasal degeneration and progressive supranuclear palsy, posterior cortical atrophy, vascular dementia, Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease, and dementia with Lewy bodies. Our program is geared toward supporting both patients and their families so they can meet the challenges of cognitive change and achieve a better quality of life.

How we can help

The Neurobehavior and Memory Clinic is staffed by behavioral neurologists, neuropsychologists, neuropsychiatrists, geriatricians, and clinical social workers from the Northwestern Medical Group. Our clinic offers a comprehensive array of diagnostic, therapeutic and innovative care that treats the whole patient. Our treatment plans include:

  • Evaluation of memory and other thinking abilities using specialized tests.
  • Psychiatric evaluation and treatment for associated mood and behavior disorders.
  • Assessment and follow-up care by behavioral neurologists dedicated to treating those with dementia.
  • Disease education, counseling and referrals to Northwestern University and community support services
  • Opportunities to participate in cutting edge research on Alzheimer's dementia, frontotemporal dementia and primary progressive aphasia.

For more information or to make an appointment, please contact our clinic at 312.695.9627.

Quality

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Northwestern Memorial Hospital is recognized as a national leader in quality health care and patient safety due to our commitment to proven, effective practices and our investment in outcomes research. We believe every detail counts when it comes to providing the highest quality care, and we report on hundreds of quality measures.

We strive to exceed the expectations of patients and their families, and our quality ratings detail how we work toward that goal by delivering care that is effective, safe, coordinated, timely and convenient. We encourage patients and their families to become our partner in providing safe and effective care.

Learn how well we are delivering care by viewing our Quality Ratings.

Meet the Teams

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The Northwestern Medicine Neurobehavior and Memory Clinic is staffed by behavioral neurologists, neuropsychologists, neuropsychiatrists, geriatricians, and clinical social workers from the Northwestern Medical Group. Our clinic offers a comprehensive array of diagnostic, therapeutic and innovative care that treats the whole patient.

Conditions

We specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of cognitive conditions. ​We focus particularly on patients who are experiencing early, mild, or unusual changes in memory, behavior, language, movement, visual perception, or other cognitive functions. We do not treat other medical conditions, but we will be happy to share our report with your primary care or other physicians to assist in developing an overall plan of care.

Prior to the physician visit, staff will inquire as to who should receive a report of the clinic visit. Any other request for records or notes must be made to the Northwestern Hospital Medical Records Office and a release of information form provided.

About Dementia

Dementia is not a single disease. The term "dementia" is used to describe the gradual deterioration of abilities and behavior that eventually interferes with customary daily living activities, such as handling finances, keeping house, driving a car, involvement in social activities and working at one's usual occupation.

Dementia is not a normal outcome of aging but is caused by diseases that affect the brain. Dementia may influence all aspects of mind and behavior, including memory, judgment, language, concentration, visual perception, temperament and social interactions.

Special evaluations are necessary to diagnose which of many possible conditions is causing dementia symptoms.

Alzheimer's Disease

Learn about the spectrum of cognitive disorders associated with Alzheimer's Disease, including Mild Cognitive Impairment and dementia.

Primary Progressive Aphasia

Primary progressive aphasia (PPA) is a form of cognitive impairment that involves a progressive loss of language function.

Behavioral Variant Frontotemporal Dementia (bvFTD)

Learn about bvFTD including signs and symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, research and resources.

Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI)

Learn about MCI including signs and symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, research and resources.

Other Dementia Disorders

Learn about other dementias including Lewy Body Dementia, Posterior Cortical Atrophy, Corticobasal Degeneration and Progressive Supranuclear Palsy, Vascular Dementia and Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease.

Contact Us

For more information or to schedule an appointment, please contact our clinic. ​

Call 312.695.9627

10th Annual Les Turner ALS Symposium

Monday, November 9, 2020 | 8 am – 4 pm CDT

Join us virtually for the 10th Annual Les Turner Symposium on ALS: Celebrating Research, Patient Care, and Education. Presented by the Les Turner ALS Center at Northwestern Medicine. There is no participation fee associated with attending the Symposium, but we encourage attendees to register and donate to ALS research.

For New Patients

Learn how to schedule your appointment and what is needed prior to your first visit.

Preparing For Your Appointment

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Patient Education and Support

The Cognitive Neurology and Alzheimer's Disease Center offers patients and their families support and education.

Research Opportunities

Learn about research available through The Cognitive Neurology and Alzheimer's Disease Center.

Physician Referral

Learn how to refer patients to the Northwestern Medicine Neurobehavior and Memory Clinic.

Make a Gift

Please donate to the Cognitive Neurology and Alzheimer's Disease Center. Your gift helps support our threefold mission of research, teaching, and patient care.