Division of Behavioral Neurology Overview

Mayo Clinic neurologists in the Division of Behavioral Neurology have expertise in evaluating and treating people with brain conditions that may affect their memory or thinking (cognitive) skills.


  • Aggressive behavior
  • Confusion
  • Delusions
  • Disorientation
  • Forgetfulness
  • Hallucinations
  • Language difficulties
  • Memory loss
  • Personality and behavior changes
  • Poor judgment
  • Poor problem-solving abilities
  • Tendency to get lost



Neurologists trained in behavioral disorders conduct research in the risks, predictors, prevention, diagnostic tests and potential treatments for Alzheimer's disease, mild cognitive impairment and related conditions.

The Mayo Alzheimer's Disease Research Center at Mayo Clinic in Minnesota and Mayo Clinic in Florida is one of a select group of Alzheimer's Disease Centers in the United States designated and funded by the National Institute on Aging of the National Institutes of Health. Mayo Clinic in Arizona is part of the Arizona Alzheimer's Consortium, a statewide research collaboration. You may have the opportunity to participate in clinical trials at Mayo Clinic. Read more about Mayo Clinic Alzheimer's disease research.

Nationally recognized expertise

Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., and Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Fla., are ranked among the Best Hospitals for neurology and neurosurgery by U.S. News & World Report. Mayo Clinic in Phoenix/Scottsdale, Ariz., is ranked high-performing for neurology and neurosurgery by U.S. News & World Report. Mayo Clinic also ranks among the Best Children's Hospitals for neurology and neurosurgery.

Sept. 25, 2020