UT Southwestern Medical Center offers an exceptional level of expertise in diagnosing neurodegenerative disorders. Although there’s no cure for these complex neurological diseases, we provide comprehensive, individualized care to help patients who are afflicted with them, including those with:
- Parkinson’s disease, ataxia, and Huntington’s disease
- Memory disorders, such as Alzheimer’s disease
- Motor neuron disease
Neurodegenerative disorders encompass a wide range of conditions that result from progressive damage to neurons in the brain, which are core to the central nervous system. With their progression, these disorders can affect every aspect of a person’s life, such as memory and cognitive abilities, talking, breathing, balance, heart function, and more.
As a result, UT Southwestern offers a comprehensive approach to care, led by neurologists and coordinated with other medical and support services depending on a patient’s needs. Through our Peter O’Donnell Jr. Brain Institute, UT Southwestern scientists are spearheading internationally recognized research to understand these devastating disorders.