Each year, the Alzheimer's Disease and Memory Disorders Center in the Department of Neurology at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas, manages more than 3,000 patient visits. People come to the center for diagnosis of their memory problems, treatment and disease management, and to participate in research studies. The ADMDC approach to patient care is comprehensive and addresses the needs of both the patient and the family.
Following diagnosis, patients and their family members are seen regularly to ensure continuous monitoring and treatment of disease progression, and to discuss the most recent developments in therapeutics and research. The ADMDC has a full time clinical psychologist who provides counseling, support, education, and referral services for each patient and family at the time of their initial visit, at all yearly checkups, and on an as needed basis in between.
The ADMDC is dedicated to providing members of the Houston community and surrounding areas with evidence-based diagnostic and clinical care, as well as opportunities to participate in clinical trials for promising therapies.
Nationally and internationally, we contribute to research designed to learn the causes of Alzheimer's disease, and to develop new prevention and treatment strategies.