Center for Memory Disorders

The Stanford Center for Memory Disorders is dedicated to the fight against cognitive decline. There are many different causes of memory loss, and an accurate diagnosis by an experienced team is essential to getting the best treatment.

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300 Pasteur Drive
Stanford, CA 94305
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Care and Treatment of Memory Disorders

Conditions Treated

There are many different causes of memory loss, and an accurate diagnosis is essential to getting the best treatment.

Alzheimer's disease

A neurological disorder in which the death of brain cells causes memory loss and cognitive decline, affecting all aspects of brain function. 

Huntington's disease

A hereditary disorder causing degeneration in many regions of the brain and spinal cord.

Corticobasal degeneration

A progressive disorder characterized by nerve cell loss and atrophy of multiple areas of the brain.

Dementia

Dementia is a descriptive term for a collection of symptoms that can be caused by a number of disorders affecting the brain.

Vascular dementia

Vascular dementia (VaD) is the second most common form of dementia after Alzheimer's disease (AD), caused by damage to brain tissue, which occurs due to decreased blood flow.

Frontotemporal dementia

Frontotemporal dementia (FTD) is a group of disorders that occur when the nerve cells in the frontal and temporal lobes of the brain are damaged, causing the lobes to shrink.

Dementia with Lewy bodies

A condition that causes a gradual decline in mental function, sometimes with visual hallucinations. It may also cause movement problems similar to symptoms of Parkinson's disease. 

Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease

CJD is a rare, degenerative, fatal brain disorder that affects about one in every million people per year worldwide, belived to be caused by an abnormal form of a protein called prion.

Normal pressure hydrocephalus

A rare condition which results in an overaccumulation of fluid in the chambers of the brain called ventricles.

Mild cognitive impairment

Mild cognitive impairment refers to cognitive symptoms that are worse than expected for age, but not severe enough to interfere with normal activities or relationships.

Progressive supranuclear palsy

A rare, complex condition that affects the supranuclear region of the brain, causing progressive weakness in certain muscles.

For Patients

Call us to make, change or reschedule an appointment.

PREPARE FOR YOUR APPOINTMENT

  • Bring your completed New Patient Questionnaire, if applicable.
  • Bring someone who knows you well, such as a spouse, child, caregiver, or close friend to your appointment.

International Patients

Phone: +1-650-723-8561
Email: IMS@stanfordmed.org

Call us to make an appointment

650-723-6469

For Health Care Professionals

Any patient with a progressive neurological syndrome that includes cognitive or behavioral symptoms is appropriate for referral. The earlier you refer a patient, the better. Patients with mild cognitive impairment may benefit the most from diagnosis and treatment, especially as emerging therapies become available. We see patients for one-time consultations, second opinions, and for longitudinal care.

PHYSICIAN HELPLINE

Phone: 1-866-742-4811 
Fax: 650-320-9443
Monday – Friday,  8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.

TRANSFER CENTER

Phone: 1-800-800-1551,  24 hours - 7 days a week

Stanford Hospital & Clinics provides comprehensive services to refer and track patients, as well as provides the latest information and news for physicians and office staff. For help with all referral needs and questions visit Referring Physicians.

HOW TO REFER

  • Call us at 650-723-6469 to refer a patient.
  • Before we see a patient, it is helpful (but not necessary) to test thyroid function (TSH and T4) and serum B12, and to have obtained magnetic resonance brain imaging.
  • Any prior brain imaging (films or CD) should be hand-carried to the appointment.

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