Memory and Aging Center Clinic
The Memory and Aging Center Clinic provides consultation to patients, families and providers about diseases that affect memory, behavior and other cognitive functions.

(photo by Andrew Barnecut)

The UCSF Memory and Aging Center Clinic is directed by Dr. Bruce Miller and includes specialists from a wide variety of disciplines including neurology, neuropsychology, geriatrics, geropsychiatry, pharmacy, nursing, social work and speech pathology who are available to participate in a patient’s evaluation. We typically evaluate and care for people with memory concerns, Alzheimer’s disease, frontotemporal dementia, progressive supranuclear palsy, corticobasal syndrome, rapidly progressive dementia, dementia with Lewy bodies and Huntington’s disease.


The UCSF Neurology Clinic and the UCSF Memory and Aging Center Research Program are located on the Mission Bay campus in San Francisco. The UCSF Neurology Clinic is part of UCSF Health, an American Nurses Credentialing Center Magnet®-recognized hospital.

Phone Numbers
Phone: 415.353.2057
Fax: 415.353.8292

Clinic Location
1651 4th Street, Suite 212
San Francisco, California 94158
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Clinic Mailing Address
UCSF Department of Neurology
Memory and Aging Center, Box 3017
1651 4th St, Suite 212
San Francisco, CA 94143

Preparation for Your Appointment

To be evaluated at the Memory and Aging Center, there are a few steps that are necessary to take prior to your appointment that will help prepare us for the evaluation.

  1. Please have your referring physician send us a referral, insurance information and authorization. The referral letter should describe why you are being referred and a synopsis of your condition.
  2. Clinic staff reviews the referral letter and medical records to determine if this is the right service for you.
  3. If the referral is accepted, the patient care coordinator will call you to schedule an appointment at our clinic. The next available new patient appointment is typically booked out several months.


At the UCSF Memory and Aging Center Clinic, each patient goes through a comprehensive evaluation consisting of a neurological assessment and cognitive testing. This evaluation may take an average of 2–4 hours. A careful history, including observations from someone who knows the patient well, is included. Because memory loss and other related symptoms are often complex, we believe that a multidisciplinary and comprehensive evaluation is necessary for most patients.

The purpose of this evaluation is to determine the cause or causes of the patient’s symptoms and to recommend treatment. At the visit, feedback will be provided and may include deferral of a diagnosis until more information is collected. After a clinical consensus, a written report with results and recommendations is sent to the referring physician.

Interpretation Services

Language should not be considered a barrier for patients and their families seeking evaluation for cognitive and/or behavioral changes. The UCSF Medical Center provides interpreters for medical visits, free of charge. Interpreters are available for Chinese (both Mandarin and Cantonese), Vietnamese, Spanish, Russian and other languages. The UCSF Memory and Aging Center also includes staff from diverse cultural backgrounds.