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About Us

The collective mission of our center is to elucidate the biology of neurodegenerative diseases that impair behavior and cognition, to clarify the neural organization of these functions in the human brain and to offer our patients and their families personalized care that addresses the symptoms as well as the underlying disease. ”

Marsel Mesulam, MD, Director

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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:

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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.

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27th Annual Alzheimer Day

May 6, 2021

The two-hour event will feature Emily Rogalski, PhD, on the topics of heterogeneity and resilience in cognitive aging during the signature Mendelson Lecture.

Persons living with dementia and their family members will also share their stories and experiences in the Quality of Life Symposium sponsored by the Glen and Wendy Miller Family Foundation.

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