COVID-19 update: If you have an appointment for our cognitive clinic some of these appointments are currently being undertaken by telephone or Zoom call. We will try to telephone you as close to your appointment as possible but this may be some time earlier or later as there can be delays or difficulties in getting through. Thank you for your understanding. Please be aware that the call will have “number withheld” - the clinic staff will identify themselves on the call.
Please do not physically attend the hospital for your clinic appointment unless you are asked to do so. If you are unwell, and have any symptoms suggestive of coronavirus please do not attend the hospital unless absolutely necessary, please contact NHS 111.
The Cognitive Disorders Service
The Cognitive Disorders Service runs in parallel with the Dementia Research Centre (DRC), part of the Department of Neurodegenerative Disease at the UCL Institute of Neurology (ION). The clinical and research components form a national centre of excellence for diagnosis and treatment of patients with cognitive problems, and the group is recognised internationally for ground-breaking research in dementia.
All forms of cognitive disorder are seen; however, we have particular expertise in young onset dementia, familial dementias and unusual degenerative diseases. Progressive disorders such as Alzheimer’s disease (AD), vascular dementia or frontotemporal dementia are commonly seen, but other less common disorders also assessed including limbic encephalitis, hereditary leukodystrophies and acquired cognitive problems such as amnesia, aphasia, visuospatial problems, apraxia, facial recognition and executive dysfunction due to varying aetiologies.