Overview

Other Dementia Disorders

Lewy Body Dementia

Lewy Body Dementia (LBD) is a disease that is related to Parkinson Disease, but has significant involvement of memory and thinking as well.

Corticobasal Degeneration and Progressive Supranuclear Palsy

Corticobasal Degeneration (CBD) and progressive supranuclear palsy (PSP) are Parkinson’s-plus syndrome, meaning that they are diseases that share some of the symptoms of Parkinson Disease such as slowing of movements, stiffness, tremors, falls, and shuffling of the feet.

Posterior Cortical Atrophy

Posterior Cortical Atrophy (PCA) is a rare disorder where people lose the ability to interpret what they are looking at. It is also called Progressive Visuospatial Dysfunction.

Vascular Dementia

Vascular Dementia (VaD) is the term for significant change in cognition (memory and thinking) and behavior from damage to the brain from vascular disease – problems with the bloodflow to the brain.

Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease

Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease, or CJD, is of the most rapid and devastating forms of dementia. It is caused by an abnormal prion protein. It is rare.

Meet the Teams

The Northwestern Medicine 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.

Neurobehavior and Memory Clinic
676 North Saint Clair Street
Arkes Pavilion, Suite 945
Chicago, Illinois 60611

Tel: 312.695.9627
Fax: 312.695.6072

How we can help

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. 

Through the Neurobehavior and Memory Clinic, we treat the whole patient and offer support services for both patients and their families.  Our treatment plan includes:

  • 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 community support services
  • Research opportunities to participate in cutting edge research on Alzheimer's dementia, frontotemporal dementia and primary progressive aphasia