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

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 unique Hellman Visiting Artist Program was created to foster dialogue between scientists, caregivers, patients, clinicians and the public regarding creativity and the brain. When the MAC moved to the UCSF Mission Bay Campus in 2012, we immediately imagined Gallery 190 with beautiful art hanging in our reception area.