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David Geldmacher, M.D.

Division of Memory Disorders, Department of Neurology

geldmacher experts2017Director, Division of Memory Disorders

Geldmacher’s areas of expertise include:

  • Memory disorders
  • Alzheimer’s disease
  • Dementia
  • Clinical trials of dementia therapy
  • Dementia risk assessment
  • Visual processing


Geldmacher is an international figure in memory disorders, dementia, Alzheimer’s disease and mild cognitive impairment.

He created the UAB Alzheimer’s Risk Assessment and Intervention Clinic, the first such clinical service in the nation. Patients receive a detailed, personalized risk assessment, which includes family history, a detailed memory history, cognitive testing and a baseline MRI scan. That information is incorporated into existing risk-predictor models, which have been validated by research studies that followed thousands of patients for as many as 20 years to produce an accurate risk assessment.

He is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians and a member of the American Academy of Neurology and the American Neurological Association. 


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