Our Center

Our Medical Center clinics are located on the Mission Bay campus of the University of California, San Francisco and the San Francisco Veterans' Administration Medical Center. Research visits occur at the UCSF Mission Bay campus in the Neurosciences Clinical Research Unit. General questions can be handled by our main offices.

The UCSF Memory and Aging Center multidisciplinary team is made up of neurologists, neuropsychologists, neuroscientists, speech pathologists, genetic counselors, nurses, pharmacologists, social workers, research coordinators, technologists and administrators.

Thank you for considering a contribution to the UCSF Memory and Aging Center (MAC). Your contribution directly enables the Memory and Aging Center to offer the highest quality of compassionate clinical care for patients and family members seen by a multidisciplinary team of experts. Insurance and patient fees cover only a fraction of the cost for this personalized treatment.

The mission of the UCSF Memory and Aging Center is to provide the highest quality of care for individuals with cognitive problems, to conduct research on causes and cures for degenerative brain diseases, and to educate health professionals, patients and their families.

For almost 20 years, the UCSF Memory and Aging Center has been providing model care for patients and their families, finding innovative ways to understand and hopefully cure these neurodegenerative diseases, and reaching out to the wider community to raise awareness about these diseases of aging.

Collaborations allow us to accomplish more research with fewer resources. Some of our collaborations have broad goals to understand diseases over time while others may have much more specific goals.

The combination of clinical and research projects available at the UCSF Memory and Aging Center can provide meaningful experiences for volunteers.

To promote ideal family and patient-centered care in dementia, the UCSF Memory and Aging Center has created a Family Advisory Council that provides family caregiver input regarding the delivery of clinical care services.

The unique Hellman Visiting Artist Program was created to foster dialogue between scientists, caregivers, patients, clinicians and the public regarding creativity and the brain.

For the first time, advances in technology have made understanding and treating the brain a real possibility, and these technologies are available in the state-of-the-art facilities at UCSF Mission Bay.

The Memory and Aging Center has met individuals who never created art before becoming ill and are now making wonderful, intriguing artwork in the face of their illness. When the MAC moved to the UCSF Mission Bay Campus in 2012, we immediately imagined art hanging in the beautiful reception area of Suite 190.

The Memory and Aging Center often has employment opportunities available.