UT Health Physicians

Alzheimer’s and Dementia Care

Related to: neurodegenerative diseases , mild cognitive impairment, dementia related to Parkinson's disease, Huntington's disease, vascular dementia, Lewy body dementia, chronic traumatic encephalopathy

Alzheimer’s and Dementia Care

UT Health San Antonio brings the first comprehensive care center in South Texas dedicated to transforming the care of Alzheimer’s, dementia and other neurodegenerative diseases.

The Biggs Institute for Alzheimer’s and Neurodegenerative Diseases at UT Health San Antonio is a National Institute on Aging (NIA)-designated Alzheimer's Disease Research Center. 

As a designated center of excellence for dementia care and research, we are dedicated to transforming dementia care for patients and their families.

We collaborate with other neuroscience specialists as well as our patient’s physicians and medical specialists to compassionately create the best treatment plan for our patients. 

Patient care is provided at the Medical Arts & Research Center allowing our specialists to perform the testing, imaging and treatment in one location. We offer diagnostic services including advanced brain imaging in our state-of-the-art imaging suite, neuropsychological testing and supportive resources and educational programs.

From diagnosis to advanced treatments with clinical trials, our team is here to provide the care you and your family need.

Now offering video appointments! Call 210-450-9960 to make an appointment.


Dementia is a group of brain disorders resulting in memory loss, difficulty in communicating, concentrating and making decisions. Alzheimer’s disease is the most common type of dementia where brain cells degenerate, causing a steady decline in memory and mental function.

As symptoms of dementia, like memory loss, can be related to normal aging or linked to other medical conditions, it is important to see a doctor for diagnosis.

  • Persisting and worsening memory loss
  • Difficulty thinking and concentrating
  • Difficulty making decisions, responding appropriately to everyday situations
  • Familiar or routine activities become difficult to remember or complete
  • Changes in personality and behavior
    • Depression
    • Mood swings, irritability and loss of inhibitions
    • Changes in sleep habits
    • Delusions