Services

The UNC Memory Disorders Clinic offers:

  • Comprehensive neurological and cognitive diagnostic evaluations;
  • Multidisciplinary treatment planning and disease management; and
  • Risk reduction and lifestyle management strategies.

We specialize in the diagnosis and management of:

  • Mild Cognitive Impairment
  • Alzheimer’s Disease
  • Frontotemporal Degeneration
  • Primary Progressive Aphasia
  • Traumatic Brain Injury (Mild)
  • Lewy Body/Parkinsonian Dementias
  • Normal‐Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Familial/inherited dementias
  • Vascular and other dementias

Other services offered through the UNC Memory Disorders Program include:

  • Opportunities for participating in research studies and clinical trials;
  • Medical student, resident, and physician training;
  • Patient education and referral to community resources.

Initial Consultations

  • Physician referral is needed. Visit the Identifying Dementia page to learn more about the primary signs of dementia.
  • When the referral is received, a medical history form will be sent out.
  • After the form is completed, contact the clinic at (984) 974-4401 to schedule an appointment.
  • Bring the completed medical history form and other relevant medical records (including CD‐ROM copies of recent brain imaging studies) to the clinic.
  • Have an informant familiar with the patient accompany the patient.
  • The evaluation typically lasts 1.5 hours, including cognitive testing and neurological evaluations.

Our Team

Clinicians:

Dr. Kaufer at Lewy Body Dementia Seminar
Lewy Body Dementia Seminar. L to R: Jessica Ferrall; Johanna Silbersack, MSW; Daniel Kaufer, MD; Carlos Velez

Clinical Nurse:

  • Cara High, RN

Clinical Research Coordinators:

  • Jessica Ferrall
  • Carlos Velez

Administrative Assistant:

  • Angela Glover