UCLA Behavioral Neurology Clinic

The UCLA Behavioral Neurology Clinic specializes in the diagnosis and management of early-onset Alzheimer's, FTD, and other Neurobehavioral Disorders. In addition to typical FTD, the clinic evaluates all focal brain degenerations associated with dementia.

Criteria for patient referral

  • Presence of a change in behavior or thinking
  • Strong suspicion of an underlying non-acute brain degeneration.
  • Review of prior evaluations by Nurse Practitioner prior to the patient’s visit.

UCLA Behavioral Neurology Clinic evaluation:

  • Usually involves two visits with scheduled tests in between the two appointments.
  • May include a neuropsychological assessment, functional brain imaging, and specialized behavioral testing. (Neurogenetic assessment is also available.)
  • Sends referring clinicians a summary consultation report upon completion of the evaluation.
  • Provides the patient’s physician with medication and behavioral management strategies.
  • Includes education for patients, families, and caregivers about these rare conditions.