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Memory Disorders Program

Everyone has instances of forgetfulness. Often it is just a nuisance. But if memory loss is making it difficult to handle normal activities, the specialists with the UCI Health Memory Disorders Program can help.

Our physicians are leaders in the diagnosis and treatment of all types of memory and cognitive disorders, including mild cognitive impairment, Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia. All our patients receive state-of-the-art compassionate care.

We offer comprehensive memory assessments and neurological examinations in a supportive environment. We conduct the tests at both the SeniorHealth Center, located at UC Irvine Medical Center in Orange, and at Gottschalk Medical Plaza on the university campus in Irvine.

For more information about Alzheimer's disease and other memory disorders, please call us at 949-824-8600.

We diagnose and treat all types of memory disorders, including:
  • Alzheimer's disease
  • Aphasia
  • Dementia
  • Dementia with Lewy bodies
  • Frontotemporal dementia
  • Mild cognitive impairment
  • Memory loss
  • Parkinson's disease dementia
  • Vascular dementia

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Our neurologists diagnose dementia using neurologic exams, neuropsychological testing and brain imaging—magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and computed tomography (CT) scans. Each patient receives personalized care.

When appropriate, patients have access to leading-edge techniques to assist with diagnosis, such as a lumbar puncture or a positron emission tomography (PET) scan that is performed in combination with the drug Amyvid to determine whether amyloid plaque is present.

As physician researchers, we also are committed to clinical research on memory disorders and to matching interested patients to research opportunities both at UCI Health and throughout the region. 

We also work closely with physicians at the SeniorHealth Center and elsewhere at UC Irvine to ensure that the patient receives individualized care for all their needs.

Our memory disorders specialists are:

Patients also may be seen by UCI Health neuropsychologist Mina Oak, PhD.

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