World-renowned research and care for Alzheimer's and related diseases

About Us

The mission of the Mesulam Center is to conduct cutting-edge research on the devastating neurodegenerative disorders that cause dementia. Through this research we seek to better understand the underlying biological mechanisms of dementias so that we may identify novel therapeutic targets for the amelioration of disease. Our mission is also to clarify the neural organization of behavior and cognition in the human brain and to offer our patients and their families personalized care that addresses the symptoms as well as the underlying disease.”

Robert Vassar, PhD, Director

What We Do

At the Mesulam Center for Cognitive Neurology and Alzheimer’s Disease at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, we work to investigate the causes and clinical characteristics of neurodegenerative diseases, ensure that our patients are the beneficiaries of the latest advances and explore the neural foundations of behavior and cognition in health and disease. Areas of clinical emphasis include the following conditions:

Visit Northwestern Medicine's Neurobehavior and Memory Clinic

Community Engagement

The Mesulam Center has a long history of working with diverse and traditionally underrepresented minority communities to raise dementia awareness and engage in mutually beneficial partnerships.

Meet Our Community Partners

30th Annual Alzheimer Day

Tonya Roberson and Darby Marhardt during the Quality of Life Symposium at the 2023 Alzheimer Day.

Save the Date: May 3, 2024

The 30th Annual Alzheimer Day will take place on Friday, May 3, 2024 from 9:00 AM – 2:30 PM in the Feinberg Pavilion Conference Center. More information will be shared on our website soon.

To view the most up-to-date event information, in addition to videos and abstracts from our 29th Annual Alzheimer Day event you can follow the link below. 

Learn more about Alzheimer Day

Follow Mesulam Center on Facebook