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Cognitive Neurology

Welcome to the Cognitive Neurology Unit

Welcome to the Cognitive Neurology Unit (CNU) at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC). The CNU is an outpatient multispecialty clinic devoted to the evaluation and treatment of people who have difficulties in concentration, memory, perception, and language as well as emotional consequences resulting from an injury or disease affecting the nervous system. Our staff has expertise in cognitive neurology, neuropsychiatry, neuropsychology, neurorehabilitation and social work.

We offer diagnostic evaluations, including laboratory tests and neuroimaging, and care to persons with:

  • Neurological illnesses (such as movement disorders, concussion/traumatic brain injury, cerebral vascular disease, multiple sclerosis)
  • Memory disorders (including mild cognitive impairment, dementia, Alzheimer’s disease)
  • Healthy individuals concerned about aging and cognition, with questions about their memory function
  • Learning disabilities and attention deficit disorder
  • Other neurodevelopmental disorders (e.g., autism spectrum disorders)

Our services include:

  • Neurological and neurocognitive evaluation and consultation
  • Psychopharmacological evaluation and treatment for patients within our unit
  • Neuropsychological testing
  • Individual and group psychotherapy
  • Specialized clinics to provide treatment for patients with specific disorders
  • Neurorehabilitative care and memory remediation, in the Brain Fit Club™
  • Transcranial magnetic and direct current stimulation, provided by the Berenson-Allen Center for Noninvasive Brain Stimulation

Contact Information

Cognitive Neurology Unit
Department of Neurology
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
330 Brookline Avenue
Boston, MA 02215