Memory Disorders

Alzheimer’s disease is a degenerative brain disorder that impacts the way the brain stores and retrieves memories.

There is no cure for Alzheimer’s, but specialized treatments can improve the outlook for patients suffering from the disorder or other types of dementia or memory loss. UT Southwestern Medical Center’s team of researchers and physicians can offer the most advanced care to provide assistance and relief for patients and their families.

In addition to Alzheimer’s disease, memory disorders treated at UT Southwestern include:

  • Frontotemporal dementia
  • Lewy body disease
  • Mild cognitive impairment

Neurologists and neuro-psychologists that are part of the O’Donnell Brain Institute also evaluate and treat patients with Parkinson’s Disease, Progressive Suptranuclear Palsy (PSP), Multiple Sclerosis (MS), Huntington’s Diesease and other disorders, who may be experiencing memory or cognitive issues.

Clinical Trials

Clinical trials are carefully controlled studies of new and emerging diagnostics and treatments. They bring state-of-the-art knowledge to patient diagnosis and care. Studies focus on the treatment of memory and thinking problems, behavioral and mood distrubance, and prevention. Our team can provide you with more information about clinical trials that are open to patients.