Clinic Experience

Contact the Memory Disorders Clinic

Call  858-657-8540. The Memory Disorders Clinic at UC San Diego Health System is located at Perlman Medical Offices in La Jolla. Get directions and parking info.

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Initial Evaluation at the Memory Disorders Clinic

Patients at the Memory Disorders Clinic receive an extensive neurological, neuropsychological and nursing assessment, usually lasting about two hours.

The input of the caregiver is sought for each patient we see. Because memory loss and other related symptoms are often multi-factorial and complex, we believe that a multidisciplinary and comprehensive evaluation is necessary for most patients. This initial evaluation includes assessments that would normally take two or three visits in a traditional medical setting.

The purpose of this comprehensive evaluation is to determine the cause or causes of the patient's symptoms. After the initial evaluation, the clinicians involved with each patient hold a conference to discuss the diagnosis and potential treatments.

Following this conference, the clinicians discuss their findings with the patient and the family. In some cases, a diagnosis will be deferred until more information (such as blood tests or brain imaging) is collected. A written report is then sent to the primary care physician or referring physician.

vMRI from Age Related Atrophy Report

Sample vMRI from age-related atrophy report

Comprehensive Approach to Alzheimer's Disease

The Memory Disorders Clinic at UC San Diego Health System diagnoses dementias, treats patients with all forms of dementia, and provides support to families and caregivers of those living with Alzhemer's Disease (AD) and related disorders.

Clinic medical professionals work alongside both the UC San Diego Alzheimer's Disease Research Center and the Alzheimer's Disease Cooperative Study, providing access to and conducting the latest clinical trials for AD. As a comprehensive care center, clinical trials center and research center, UC San Diego Health System is a national leader in Alzheimer's disease.

UC San Diego Memory Specialists In The News
4/3/2014
NJ News
Features Dominic Holland, PhD, and Linda McEvoy, PhD
4/1/2014
Wired
Features Eric Courchesne, PhD
3/17/2014
ScienceDaily
Features Vivian Hook, PhD
3/10/2014
Science
Features Douglas Galasko, MD
2/25/2014
San Diego Jewish World
Features Douglas Galasko, MD
2/18/2014
ScienceDaily
Features Igor Tsigelny, PhD, and Eliezer Masliah, MD