Memory Clinics in California

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CALIFORNIA

Downey

Geriatric Neurobehavior and Alzheimer Center

Location:

Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation Center

7601 E. Imperial Hwy.

Downey, CA 90242

Contact:

Call (562) 401-8130 to schedule an appointment or for general information,or e-mail rancho@usc.edu.

Services:

  • Neuropsychological evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment services for memory-related conditions and disorders

  • Comprehensive care plans

  • Access to clinical trials

  • Resource for researchers, volunteers, patients, and caregivers on memory and aging

  • Access to translational and clinical research

Website: Geriatric Neurobehavior and Alzheimer Center

Fresno

UC San Francisco/Fresno Alzheimer's and Memory Center

Location:

3313 N. Hilliard Lane

Fresno, CA 93726

Contact:

Call (559) 227-4810 to schedule an appointment or for general information, fax (559) 227-4167, or e-mail alz@fresno.ucsf.edu.

Services:

  • Patient and family interview, medical and neurological examinations, neuropsychological testing

  • Multidisciplinary team conferences: diagnosis, treatment plan, and referral recommendations

  • Family conferences: diagnosis and individualized recommendations explained to the patient and family

  • Resources, referrals, treatment, and management plans

  • Support for community physicians caring for patients with dementia

  • Access to clinical and basic research

  • Commitment to academic and community education on dementia

  • Reevaluation

Website: UC San Francisco/Fresno Alzheimer's and Memory Center

Irvine

UC Irvine Institute for Memory Impairments and Neurological Disorders

Location:

1100 Gottschalk Medical Plaza

Irvine, CA 92697-4285

Contact:

Call (949) 824-2382 to schedule an appointment or for general information, or fax (949) 824-3049.

Services:

  • Clinical evaluations and diagnosis, recommendations, and treatment plans

  • Neuropsychological testing, neurological examination, and family conferences

  • Access to clinical trials

Website: UC Irvine Institute for Memory Impairments and Neurological Disorders

La Jolla

Shiley-Marcos Alzheimer's Disease Research Center

Location:

Department of Neurosciences

UCSD School of Medicine

8950 Villa La Jolla Dr.

La Jolla, CA 92037

Contact:

Call (858) 622-5800 to schedule an appointment or for general information, fax (858) 622-1017, or e-mail adrc@ucsd.edu.

Services:

  • Patient, family, and community outreach and education about Alzheimer's, dementia, and other memory disorders

  • Caregiver and patient support groups

  • Access to clinical research and trials into the causes, treatment, and prevention of memory-related disorders

  • Training opportunities for clinicians and researchers

  • Physician referrals

Website: Shiley-Marcos Alzheimer's Disease Research Center

La Jolla

The Senior's Only Care Clinic - UCSD Medical Center

Location:

8950 Villa La Jolla Dr., Ste. C-129

La Jolla, CA 92037

Contact:

Call Michelle LeDuke at (619) 471-3833 to schedule an appointment or for general information, or fax (858) 622-1012.

Services:

  • Diagnosis and treatment of dementia and memory-related conditions

  • Medical history review

  • Comprehensive medical, neurological, and behavioral examination

  • Social needs assessment

  • Diagnostic laboratory test review

  • Findings and treatment recommendations

  • Support for primary physicians and community resources

Website: The Senior's Only Care Clinic - UCSD Medical Center

Los Angeles

Mary S. Easton Center for Alzheimer's Disease Research at UCLA

Location:

Administrative Office

10911 Weyburn Ave., Ste. 200

Los Angeles, CA 90095-7226

Contact:

Call (310) 794-3665 to schedule an appointment or for general information, or fax (310) 794-3148.

Services:

  • Administrative coordination of the Mary S. Easton Center's three memory disorders clinics

Website: Mary S. Easton Center for Alzheimer's Disease Research at UCLA

Los Angeles

UCLA Brain Wellness Center

Location:

Peter Morton Medical Building

200 UCLA Medical Plaza

Los Angeles, CA 90095-7370

Contact:

For an appointment, call: (310) 794-5067 (ask for Michelle or Kelsey) or send an email to brainwellnesscenter1@ymail.com

Services:

  • Formal Neuropsychological Testing

  • State-of-the-Art Imaging

  • MRI & Other Structural Imaging

  • Carotid Ultrasound & Other Cerebrovascular Studies

  • Brain PET Scans with Expert Interpretation & Quantification

  • Referral for Personalized Dietary Consultation

  • UCLA Sleep Disorders Center

Los Angeles

UCLA Memory Disorders Clinic at UCLA Medical Center, Westwood

Location:

300 Medical Plaza, Ste. B-200

Los Angeles, CA 90024

Contact:

Call Doug Hawkins at (310) 794-6039 to schedule a clinic appointment or for research questions and general information, fax (310) 794-0540, or e-mail EastonAD@ucla.edu.

Services:

  • Diagnostic tests

  • Neuropsychological assessments, functional brain imaging, structural brain imaging, and lab work

  • Access to a multidisciplinary team of healthcare professionals

  • Access to clinical management of their memory loss or dementia symptoms at UCLA

  • Educational information and referrals are provided to patients, families, and caregivers

  • Access to clinical trials and research opportunities

Website: UCLA Memory Disorders Clinic at UCLA Medical Center, Westwood

Los Angeles

UCLA Frontotemporal Dementia Clinic at UCLA Medical Center, Westwood

Location:

300 Medical Plaza, Ste. B-200

Los Angeles, CA 90024

Contact:

Call (310) 794-2500 for Jill Shapira (R.N., Ph.D.) to schedule a clinic or research appointment or for general information, fax (310) 794-0540, or e-mail jshapira@mednet.ucla.edu.

Services:

  • Diagnostic tests

  • Neuropsychological assessments, functional brain imaging, structural brain imaging, and lab work

  • Access to a multidisciplinary team of healthcare professionals access to clinical management of their memory loss or dementia symptoms at UCLA

  • Educational information and referrals are provided to patients, families, and caregivers

  • Access to clinical trials and research opportunities

Website: UCLA Frontotemporal Dementia Clinic at UCLA Medical Center, Westwood

Los Angeles

Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior - Longevity Center

Location:

UCLA Longevity Center

10945 Le Conte Ave., Ste. 3119

Los Angeles, CA 90095-6980

Contact:

Call (310) 267-1243 to schedule an appointment or for general information, fax (310) 794 0681, or e-mail uclacoa@mednet.ucla.edu.

Services:

  • Specialized medical evaluation

  • Psychosocial assessment and intervention

  • Assessment of daily living skills

  • Neuropsychological assessment

  • Treatment of associated medical conditions

  • Brief family intervention

  • Medications and electroconvulsive therapy, when indicated

  • Education regarding diagnosis, management of illness, and treatment modalities

Website: Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior - Longevity Center

USC Geriatric Studies Center - Alzheimer's Disease Research Center

Martinez

UC Davis Alzheimer's Disease Research Center

Location:

Department of Neurology, University of California Davis

150 Muir Rd. (127A)

Martinez, CA 94553-4612

Contact:

Call (925) 372-2485 to schedule an appointment or for general information.

Services:

  • Special consultation clinic

  • Diagnostic tests

  • Recommendations for patient care and caregivers

  • Neurological, neuropsychological, medical, and psychosocial assessments

  • Laboratory evaluation, including blood tests, brain scans, and related studies

  • In-depth neuropsychological testing

  • In-home assessment of functional and safety concerns

  • Family conferences

  • Access to diagnosis, consultation, and research on Alzheimer's disease and other memory-related disorders

Website: UC Davis Alzheimer's Disease Research Center

Palo Alto

Stanford/VA Aging Clinical Research Center

Location:

VA Palo Alto Health Care System 151Y

3801 Miranda Ave.

Palo Alto, CA 94304

Contact:

Call (650) 852-3287 to schedule an appointment or for general information.

Services:

  • Free memory screening

  • Opportunity to participate in clinical trials and research studies

  • Biannual newsletter with articles on dementia

Website: Stanford/VA Aging Clinical Research Center

Palo Alto

Stanford/VA Alzheimer's Research Center

Location:

Stanford University

Department of Psychiatry (116F-PAD)

3801 Miranda Ave.

Palo Alto, CA 94304

Contact:

Call (650) 858-3915 to schedule an appointment or for general information; call Elena Marinelli, Clinical Research Coordinator, at (650) 493-5000, ext. 67729, to schedule a memory evaluation; call Virginia Dao, Clinical Research Coordinator, (650) 493-5000, ext. 66121, about support groups; or fax (650) 849-0435.

Services:

  • Neurological, psychiatric, and psychological evaluations, and medical history reviews

  • Family conferences to review the results of the evaluation and to discuss recommendations for care

  • Reports to private physicians

  • Support groups and classes for patients, family members, and caregivers

Website: Stanford/VA Alzheimer's Research Center

Rancho Mirage

USC/Alzheimer's Association Memory Assessment Center

Location:

Eisenhower Medical Center (Rancho Mirage)

39000 Bob Hope Dr.

Rancho Mirage, CA 92270

Contact:

Call (760) 341-5315 to schedule an appointment or for general information, or e-mail mirage@usc.edu.

Services:

  • Neuropsychological evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment services for memory-related conditions and disorders

  • Comprehensive care plans

  • Access to clinical trials

  • Resource for researchers, volunteers, patients, and caregivers on memory and aging

  • Access to translational and clinical research

Website: USC/Alzheimer's Association Memory Assessment Center

Sacramento

UC Davis Alzheimer's Disease Research Center

Location:

Department of Neurology, University of California Davis

Lawrence J. Ellison Ambulatory Care Center

4860 Y St., Ste. 3900

Sacramento, CA 95817

Contact:

Call (916) 734-5496 to schedule an appointment or for general information.

Services:

  • Special consultation clinic

  • Diagnostic tests

  • Recommendations for patient care and caregivers

  • Neurological, neuropsychological, medical, and psychosocial assessments

  • Laboratory evaluation, including blood tests, brain scans, and related studies

  • In-depth neuropsychological testing

  • In-home assessment of functional and safety concerns

  • Family conferences

  • Access to diagnosis, consultation, and research on Alzheimer's disease and other memory-related disorders

Website: UC Davis Alzheimer's Disease Research Center

San Diego

The Neurology Center of Southern California

Locations:

Oceanside: 3907 Waring Rd., Ste. 2

Oceanside, CA 92056

Encinitas: 320 Santa Fe Dr., Ste. 108

Encinitas, CA 92024

Contact:

Oceanside: Call (760) 631-3000 to schedule an appointment or for general information.

Encinitas: Call (760) 942-1390 to schedule an appointment or for general information.

Services:

  • Diagnostic and treatment for a wide range of memory disorders

  • Access to clinical research trials for Alzheimer's, dementia, and other neurological disorders

  • Caregiver education and support groups

Website: The Neurology Center of Southern California

San Francisco

San Francisco Alzheimer's and Dementia Clinic

Location:

909 Hyde St., Ste. 322

San Francisco, CA 94109

Contact:

Call (415) 673-4600 to schedule an appointment or for general information, fax (415) 673-9532, or e-mail SFHACLIN@aol.com.

Services:

  • Clinical research trials

  • Neuropsychological and neurological assessments for memory-related conditions

  • Treatment recommendations and referrals

  • Diagnostic evaluations

Website: San Francisco Alzheimer's and Dementia Clinic

San Francisco

UCSF Memory and Aging Center

Location:

University of California, San Francisco

350 Parnassus Ave., Ste. 905

San Francisco, CA 94143-1207

Contact:

Call (415) 476-3898 to schedule an appointment, call (415) 476-6880 for general information, or fax (415) 476-4800.

Services:

  • Extensive neurological, neuropsychological, and nursing assessment

  • Diagnosis and treatment recommendations

  • Blood tests and brain imaging

  • Access to clinical trials and research studies

Website: UCSF Memory and Aging Center

San Francisco

SFVA Memory Disorders Clinic

Location:

San Francisco VA Medical Center

4150 Clement St.

San Francisco, CA 94121

Contact:

Call (415) 221-4810, ext. 3514, for general information; or call (415) 221-4810, ext. 2871, to schedule an appointment.

Services:

  • Extensive neurological, neuropsychological, and nursing assessment

  • Diagnosis and treatment recommendations

  • Blood tests and brain imaging

  • Access to clinical trials and research studies

  • Consultations with a pharmacist, occupational therapist, speech therapist, and genetic counselor

Website: SFVA Memory Disorders Clinic

San Francisco

California Pacific Medical Center Memory Clinic

Location:

Pacific Campus - Stanford Bldg.

2324 Sacramento St. #111

San Francisco, CA 94115

Contact:

Call (800) 242-4227 to schedule an appointment, call (415) 600-6000 for general information, or e-mail cpmcadmin@sutterhealth.org.

Services:

  • Comprehensive diagnostic evaluations

  • Neuropsychological testing, reviews of medical records, MRIs, CTs, PETs, EEGs

  • Individualized care plans

  • Patient advocacy with insurance companies

  • Coordination with patient's primary care physician

  • Assistance with continuity of care in the patient's daily environment and community

Website: California Pacific Medical Center Memory Clinic

Sylmar

Memory Disorders Clinic at Olive View-UCLA Medical Center

Location:

Clinic B 2A-185, Room 8

14445 Olive View Dr. (Education & Research Institute)

Sylmar, CA 91342-1437

Contact:

Call Norma Guerra at (818) 212-4597 to schedule an appointment or for general information, fax (818)364-3286, or e-mail OVMCMemory@ucla.edu.

Services:

  • Diagnostic tests

  • Neuropsychological assessments, functional brain imaging, structural brain imaging, and lab work

  • Access to a multidisciplinary team of healthcare professionals

  • Access to clinical management of their memory loss or dementia symptoms at UCLA

  • Educational information and referrals are provided to patients, families, and caregivers

  • Access to clinical trials and research opportunities

Website: Memory Disorders Clinic at Olive View-UCLA Medical Center

Stanford

Stanford Center for Memory Disorders

Location:

300 Pasteur Dr.

Third Fl., Room A301, Boswell Bldg.

Stanford, CA 94305

Contact:

Call (650) 723-6469 to schedule an appointment or for general information, or fax (650) 723-6002.

Services:

  • Complete neuropsychological assessments

  • Diagnostic tests: MRI, other brain-scanning technologies, blood tests, spinal fluid analysis, and other testing

  • Longitudinal care with initial neurologist

  • Opportunities to participate directly in observational studies, clinical trials, and investigations of advanced neuroimaging techniques and other novel diagnostic tests

Website: Stanford Center for Memory Disorders

Torrance

Harbor-UCLA Geriatric Neurology Clinic at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center

Location:

Department of Psychiatry

Los Angeles Biomedical Institute at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center

1124 W. Carson St., Bldg. B4-South

Torrance, CA 90502

Contact:

Call (310) 534-6296 or (310) 769-7016 for Aurora Rosales (M.A.) to schedule a research appointment, fax (310) 222-4264, or e-mail arosales@labiomed.org.

Services:

  • Diagnostic tests

  • Neuropsychological assessments, functional brain imaging, structural brain imaging, and lab work

  • Access to a multidisciplinary team of healthcare professionals

  • Access to clinical management of their memory loss or dementia symptoms at UCLA

  • Educational information and referrals are provided to patients, families, and caregivers

  • Access to clinical trials and research opportunities

Website: Harbor-UCLA Geriatric Neurology Clinic at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center

Walnut Creek

Mt. Diablo Memory Center

Location:

1940 Tice Valley Blvd., Ste. A

Walnut Creek, CA 94595

Contact:

Call (925) 988-0569 to schedule an appointment or for general information, or fax (925) 478-7930.

Services:

  • Older adult memory assessments and neuropsychological services

  • Diagnosis, treatment, and care evaluations

Website: Mt. Diablo Memory Center

See also:

What Is Alzheimer's?

Common Alzheimer's Symptoms

Alzheimer's Tests: Pros and Cons of the 6 Main Options


almost 5 years ago, said...

This is by far the best and most useful compilation of memory clinics I've seen anywhere.


almost 5 years ago, said...

The listing of California memory clinics provided me with several resources within driving distance that I didn't previously know existed. Knowledge of these clinics will afford me several options that I did not have before.