Stanford Center for Memory Disorders

Patients & Caregivers

Welcome to the Stanford Center for Memory Disorders

Although one does not always look forward to going to see the doctor, most patients find their visits to our Center pleasant, productive, and informative.

Our goal is to help you find the cause of your symptoms and to offer you to the best available treatments. The first visit to the Center usually involves a thorough history and physical exam, plenty of face-to-face time with one of our behavioral neurologists, and ample time for questions. The result of that visit is often a plan for further diagnostic testing: Depending on an individual's specific situation, this may include state-of-the-art MRI or other brain scanning technologies, blood tests, spinal fluid analysis, or other testing. Frequently, we encourage our new patients to undergo a complete neuropsychological assessment with one of the specialty-trained neuropsychologists on our team, on a separate visit. All elements of your workup will be scheduled at your convenience.

In addition to this intense initial evaluation, we offer longitudinal care. The neurologist whom you met at your initial visit will remain your "go-to" neurologist for as long as you require care. We learn a lot from our patients by staying in touch with them over the long term.

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