Cognitive behavioral neurology addresses complex brain conditions

This specialized field of neuroscience can help address the wide range of disorders that may impact key brain tasks such as:

  • Memory
  • Problem-solving
  • Learning
  • Language skills
  • Perception
  • Inability to pay attention
  • Conduct disorders

Diagnosing and treating cognitive behavioral disorders

Cognitive behavioral neurology relies on a thorough examination, evaluation and testing—such as neuropsychological assessment and structural or functional brain imaging—to help get a full picture of the nature of the condition. Once completed, the cognitive behavioral neurology specialists on the Baylor Scott & White Health medical staff develop a comprehensive plan to diagnose and manage progressive cognitive and behavioral impairments, including:

  • Early-onset dementias (beginning before 65 years of age)
  • Early-onset or atypical Alzheimer’s disease
  • Frontotemporal degeneration or frontotemporal dementia
  • Progressive aphasia or language impairments
  • Movement disorders with cognitive impairment

The goal of the cognitive behavioral neurology specialists here is to slow disease progression and improve quality of life for these patients.