Program Description

The UNC Memory Disorders program is dedicated to expanding access to and providing quality care for individuals with memory disorders, and conducting research that will foster more robust diagnostic and therapeutic approaches in the future. The program, directed by Daniel Kaufer, MD, encompasses three interdisciplinary foci:

1) Clinical evaluation and comprehensive management of Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias, including mild cognitive impairment (MCI), Lewy body dementia, and frontotemporal dementia/progressive aphasia;

2) A research arm including investigator-initiated collaborative research projects in functional and structural brain imaging, biomedical informatics, and experimental therapeutic clinical trials in Alzheimer’s disease and frontotemporal dementia, among others; and

3) Community educational outreach and physician training programs as part of the Carolina Alzheimer’s Network in conjunction with Alzheimer’s North Carolina.

For information regarding the UNC Memory Disorders program click here.

Identifying Dementia

The Memory and Cognitive Disorders Team

Dan Kaufer, MD – Associate Professor and Division Chief

Kirk Wilhelmsen, MD, PhD – Distinguished Professor of Genetics and Neurology

Nansi Greger-Holt, RN, MPH, FNP – Nurse Practitioner

Jessica Ferrall – Research Coordinator

Mallory Jolly – Research Coordinator

Living with Dementia

The Living with Dementia website contains many resources for any individual whose life is being affected in some way by dementia. Whether you are concerned about the health of a loved one, or you are already entering the later stages of the disease, we have provided information here to help you through this process.

Visit the website to view information on your specific condition and where to go from here. Some of the more well-known types of dementia include Alzheimer’s diseaseLewy body dementiaVascular dementias, and Frontotemporal dementias. There are also resources for caregivers and the loved ones of a dementia patient to help you through this time.