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Clinical evaluation
Dr. Dickerson performs clinical evaluations aimed at diagnosis and treatment as a major focus of his clinical work with the MGH Memory Disorders Unit and Alzheimer's Disease Research Center. Many individuals who initially come in for an evaluation get involved in research. Feel free to contact Dr. Dickerson via email ( to discuss a clinical evaluation. Read more here on clinical evaluation of cognitive impairment.

Welcome to the Dickerson Lab: Non-Alzheimer dementias

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In the Dickerson lab, we are also focusing on research to better understand non-Alzheimer forms of cognitive impairment or dementia.

Non-Alzheimer forms of cognitive impairment and dementia include frontotemporal dementias, other focal neurodegenerative syndromes (such as posterior cortical atrophy), Lewy-body or parkinsonian dementias, corticobasal degeneration, cerebrovascular dementias, and cerebral amyloid angiopathy, among others. We have ongoing research projects or collaborative efforts underway on all of these diseases.

At this point, the majority of the research we are conducting aims to better understand these disorders in terms of brain-behavior relationships. Some applications of this work include earlier and more accurate diagnosis and improved methods for monitoring progression, which will be extremely important as new treatments are developed. Click on any of the links below to learn more about these disorders and the work we are doing.

Primary progressive aphasia
Frontotemporal dementias
Posterior cortical atrophy
Dementia with Lewy Bodies
Focal cortical degenerations
Cerebrovascular dementia
Cerebral amyloid angiopathy

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Opportunities to participate
We are always happy to discuss our research with people who would like to participate, be they volunteers for scanning, donors, students, post-docs, or collaborators. See 'How to participate' above for more details.