Neuro-degenerative Disorders and Memory Clinic - Alzheimer's Disease/Dementia

The increasing prevalence of neurodegenerative diseases throughout the world means that almost all of us have loved ones who are either patients or bear the burden of care for afflicted individuals. Alzheimer’s Disease, Parkinson’s Disease, Frontotemporal Dementia, and other degenerative diseases each present patients with the challenge of chronic illness and complications. Likewise, patients with traumatic brain and spinal cord injuries face a prolonged course of rehabilitation and complications as well.

Yale’s Department of Neurology features several programs focused on combating neurodegeneration and facilitating neural repair, both on the clinical and research fronts. The Dorothy Adler Geriatric Assessment Center; the Movement Disorders group; the Spine/Neurorehabilitation clinic; and the Program for Cellular Neuroscience, Neurodegeneration and Repair offer opportunities for patients, clinicians, and researchers to cooperate in advancing care.

Strittmatter, Stephen M

Division Chief

Vincent Coates Professor of Neurology and Professor of Neurobiology
Director, Cellular Neuroscience, Neurodegeneration and Repair
Director, Memory Disorders Clinic

Grutzendler, Jaime

Associate Professor of Neurology and of Neurobiology
Director, Center for Experimental Neuroimaging

Volpe, Darren C

Assistant Professor of Neurology


Call  203-737-8859to schedule an appointment in the Adler Memory Clinic.

    Dorothy Adler Geriatric Assessment Center

    Under the direction of Dr. Richard Marottoli the Dorothy Adler Geriatric Assessment Center at Yale New Haven Hospital is an outpatient consultative service that provides comprehensive assessment of older persons. The Adler Center uses a team approach to work with persons who have medical, psychological, cognitive, or social problems impeding function or threatening independent living. The staff at the Adler Center includes geriatricians, geriatric psychiatrists, nurse case managers, patient care assistants, physical therapists, and neuropsychologists. The staff works closely with the patient and the family, the patient's physicians, and other care providers to develop a comprehensive plan to help optimize function, independence and quality of life. 

    The Adler Center helps patients and families by developing linkages with appropriate community services such as home health care agencies, adult day care centers, and volunteer support groups. Moreover, the staff at the Center provides ongoing case management and clinical care as necessary for individual patients, in conjunction with the patient's physician. Finally, the Adler Center serves as an important educational site for interns, residents and fellows in geriatric medicine, as a leading model for other institutions who are developing geriatric programs, and as an important site of patient oriented research in geriatrics.


    Call  (203)688-6361to inquire about appointments or more information.


      Dorothy Adler Geriatric Assessment Center
      874 Howard Avenue
      New Haven, CT 06520