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Cognitive and Memory Disorders

The Ochsner Neuroscience Institute Memory Disorders Program is an interdisciplinary team approach under the direction of a cognitive and behavioral neurologist with clinical care provided by a geriatric nurse practitioner, geriatric psychologist and a neuropsychiatrist. Neurology and psychiatry residents, post-doctoral fellows in Behavioral Neurology, Geriatric Psychiatry and Geriatric Medicine and medical students are an integral part of the clinic team.

Areas of Expertise:

  • Memory loss
  • Age-related cognitive changes
  • Mild cognitive impairment
  • Alzheimer’s disease
  • Vascular cognitive impairment and vascular dementia
  • Frontotemporal dementias, including behavioral subtypes, primary progressive aphasia, Pick’s disease and semantic dementia
  • Cortical-subcortical dementias, including Lewy body disease and corticobasal degeneration
  • Metabolic and genetic types of dementias of adult onset
  • Mixed types of dementia and complex cognitive cases

Special Programs and Services:

  • Expert care in the area of aging and dementia
  • Early diagnosis and treatment
  • Follow-up during disease progression
  • Training program for physicians
  • Research program in aging, dementia and stroke

For Referring Physicians

To refer a patient:

Call the Clinic Concierge at 504-842-7436 or 1-855-312-4190 

  • The Clinic Concierge assists with getting copies of patient records and scheduling clinic appointments.
  • The Clinic Concierge team can also capture your preference for receiving post visit follow-up from the patient's appointment.