If you or your loved ones are among the 43,000 New Mexicans who have trouble thinking, learning and remembering, get compassionate care at the UNM Memory and Aging Center. You gain access to New Mexico’s top experts in dementia, who provide comprehensive services that can enhance your quality of life.
Request an Appointment
To schedule an appointment at the Memory and Aging Center, call 505-272-3160. When possible, ask your primary care provider for a referral before calling. For billing and insurance questions please call 505-272-2111.
Can the Center Help Me?
Seek care from the Memory and Aging Center if you or a loved one experience symptoms of dementia, such as:
- Forgetting faces, family members’ names or recent events and conversations
- Asking the same questions over and over
- Getting lost in familiar places
- Pausing frequently to search for words while speaking
- Performing familiar tasks with difficulty
- Acting oddly or inappropriately
During your first visit to the Memory and Aging Center, a neurologist will review your health history, ask about your symptoms, perform neurological exams and request blood work or other tests to diagnose your condition. You’ll then receive a personalized treatment plan that may include:
- Memory treatments
- Lifestyle changes
- Medication modifications
- Referrals to community resources, such as the Alzheimer’s Association – New Mexico chapter and the New Mexico Aging and Long-Term Services Department
Follow up with your neurologist regularly for ongoing guidance and timely adjustments to the treatment plan as your family’s needs evolve.
You benefit from a team of neurologists with wide-ranging expertise, including specialized training in the areas of:
- Behavioral neurology, which focuses on how a brain disorder affects a person’s actions
- Geriatrics, the care of senior citizens
- Vascular neurology, which focuses on strokes and other conditions affecting blood vessels supplying the brain
Count on us to provide the best possible care for your specific condition.
Research & Education
In addition to providing excellent dementia care, the Memory and Aging Center:
- Conducts and supports research on advances in treatment that could benefit your family
- Educates your neighbors, friends and coworkers about cognitive disorders that affect your loved ones
- Trains medical professionals who may someday care for you
Clinical Trials & Research
You may have the opportunity to participate in a clinical trial or research study that evaluates a promising new treatment, test, preventive strategy or tool for improving quality of life. Ask your neurologist for information about clinical trials that may apply to your family’s specific situation or call 505-272-5631 or 505-272-3735 for more information.
The Memory and Aging Center accepts most insurance providers, but your plan may require prior authorization or a referral. Contact your insurance carrier for more information.
For Medical Professionals
To refer your patient to the Memory and Aging Center, complete our referral form [PDF] and fax it to 505-272-9427.