The Dementia and Behavioral Neurology Clinic sees adolescent and adult patients with perceptuo-motor or cognitive impairment resulting from a range of developmental, acquired and degenerative causes. The clinic offers comprehensive, multidisciplinary diagnostic evaluation with interest in neuro-imaging techniques. As part of this comprehensive approach, meetings are scheduled with family members to discuss diagnosis, prognosis and therapeutic interventions. The clinic also offers select clinical and basic research protocols.

Our Research

MRI Investigation in Myelin Tissue Injury in Patients with Alzheimer's Disease

Sponsor: The Albert Goldye Nelson Research Grant


The goal of this study is to examine the brain tissue injury occurring in people with memory disorders by performing brain MRI scans. By using new and more advanced brain MRI scanning techniques, we will examine those parts of the brain that are typically affected by memory disorders and compare the scans to healthy individuals. The study will allow us to better understand the disease process in these memory disorders and help us to develop MRI scanning techniques to better follow patients with memory disorders.

This study is currently enrolling.

Contact: Carla Santiago at 313-745-7186 for more information.


Rohit Marawar, M.D.
Associate Professor of Neurology