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Since 1985, the Rush Alzheimer’s Disease Center (RADC) has provided services to more than 15,000 Alzheimer’s patients and their families through the Rush Memory Clinic. 

The Rush Memory Clinic is committed to providing expert consultations for patients with memory and thinking problems, caused by common diseases of the brain. The Rush Memory Clinic team includes neurologists, a neuropsychologist, geriatric psychiatrist, and other clinicians, who are experts in the diagnosis and treatment of persons with Alzheimer’s disease and other age related memory disorders.

Evaluations at the Rush Memory Clinic are typically two hours long. They involve neuropsychological tests to assess memory, language, and other thinking abilities. Patients are also clinically evaluated by our team of expert clinicians. The diagnosis and recommendations are discussed in detail with the patient and their family and also communicated to the referring provider for continuing care.

Referrals are needed from a provider involved in the care of the patient. The Rush Memory Clinic is in network with Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO, Medicare and Medicaid. If a patient has another insurance provider they will need to use their out of network benefits. Please check with your insurance to determine if prior approval is required, especially if you are enrolled in an health maintenance organization (HMO) or Medicaid replacement plan.


  • ​Patient Visits - 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday and Friday
  • Administrative and Phone Services Only- 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday


Neelum T Aggarwal, MD, is a board certified Neurologist with clinical expertise in Alzheimer’s disease and dementia.  Her clinical interests lie in the diagnosis and clinical management of persons with all types of dementia including Alzheimer’s, Lewy body, fronto-temporal and vascular dementias.  She is involved in nationally and industry funded clinical trials.

Zoe Arvanitakis, MD, MS, is a cognitive neurologist with particular interest in dementia caused by different types of brain degeneration (Alzheimer’s disease and fronto-temporal dementia) and by vascular disease (stroke).  She is a clinician-scientist who teaches, conducts research on neurological aspects of aging and provides care for patients with memory and other cognitive or behavioral problems.  

Debra Fleischman, PhD, is a senior neuropsychologist at the Rush Alzheimer’s Disease Center.  She is internationally known for her research in the cognitive neuroscience of implicit memory.  Fleischman has published widely in the areas of aging, Alzheimer’s disease, vascular dementia, parkinsonism, and functional disability, and has employed a range of techniques from neuroimaging to neuropathology. 

Julie Schneider, MD, MS is a board certified neurologist and neuropathologist with clinical expertise in Alzheimer’s disease and dementia.  Her clinical interests include the diagnosis and treatment of age-related cognitive impairments and the post mortem neuropathologic diagnosis of dementias.  She is active in longitudinal epidemiologic studies including the Rush Religious Orders Study and the Memory and Aging Project.


Mary Schum, MS, PA-C, is a licensed Physician Assistant with an interest in dementia. She works closely with the physicians and neuropsychologist at the Rush Memory Clinic to evaluate patients with all types of dementia including Alzheimer’s, Lewy body, fronto-temporal and vascular dementias. 

​​Sandra Swantek, MD, is board certified in Psychiatry, Neurology and Geriatric Psychiatry.

Dr. Swantek specializes in behavior management and therapy, cognitive decline and impairment, dementia and degenerative disease, older adults, memory disorders, and older adults.

​Conditions Treated:

  • Alzheimer's Disease, early and late onset
  • Fronto-Temporal dementia
  • Lewy Body dementia
  • Vascular dementia
  • Cognitive effects of stroke
  • Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI)
  • Age-related memory loss

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Rush Memory Clinic
600 S. Paulina St.
Armour Academic Center
Suite 130
Chicago, IL 60612
Phone: 312-942-3333
Fax: 312-942-4154
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