Otto-von-Guericke-Universität Magdeburg

University Department of Neurology

Dementia/Cognitive Disorders


Wenzel Glanz (Specialist in Neurology, DZNE Magdeburg)

Dr. Daniel Bittner (Specialist in Neurology, University Clinic for Neurology)



Urte Schneider (Case Manager)
Christin Russ (MTA)
Franziska Schulze (MTA)
Deike Hartmann (MTA)
Anika Weber (MTA)
Sabrina Rädler (Assistant)


Offers of the memory clinic

The memory clinic is part of the “Cooperation Unit for Applied Prevention Research” (KAP). This latter unit is jointly operated by the University Clinic and the German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases (DZNE, for more information see the Research Section). Persons who have the feeling that their cognitive abilities, especially memory, are deteriorating (or are told so by others) can ask for an appointment in the memory clinic. When a patient presents in the clinic for the first time, our primary goal is to clarify whether the subjectively experienced deficits could really point to a beginning dementia syndrome or instead reflect a normal age-related decline.

How can one determine whether increasing forgetfulness is a sign of beginning dementia?

Patients who present themselves in our clinic for the first time – either on their own request or at the recommendation of others (family members, GP) – will be asked to fill in questionnaires regarding their past and present medical history, regularly taken drugs etc.

Further offers of the memory clinic

The memory clinic is open to all persons who have worries regarding their mental capabilities. No letter of referral is required. For arranging an appointment call: 0391-6724555.


Dementia and prevention research

Since the foundation of the DZNE in 2008 research regarding neurodegenerative diseases and dementia is a new focus within the already strong neuroscientific community in Magdeburg. The different research groups of the DZNE (for more information see intensively cooperate with the University Clinic. In this respect, the recently founded cooperation unit for applied prevention research (KAP) that is jointly operated by the two institutions should be highlighted.

The KAP – who we are

The KAP is meant to constitute an interface between basic research and clinical application. Findings from the DZNE’s basic research departments regarding non-pharmacological interventions will be adopted to develop training programs for the elderly.

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Wenzel Glanz (Specialist in Neurology, DZNE Magdeburg)

Deputy Head:
Dr. Daniel Bittner (Consultant Neurologist)

Otto-von-Guericke University
University Department of Neurology
And University Department of Stereotactic Neurosurgery
University Medical Center Magdeburg A.ö.R
Leipziger Str. 44
39120 Magdeburg, Germany

Phone:  +49 (0391) 67-24555
Fax:  +49 (0391) 67-24527

Selected References

Maass A, Duzel S, Gorke M, Becke A, Sobieray U, Lovden M, Lindenberger U, Backman L, Braun-Dullaeus R, Ahrens D, Heinze H, Muller N, & Duzel E (2014) Vascular hippocampal plasticity after aerobic exercise in older adults. Molecular Psychiatry

Zaehle T, Becke A, Naue N, Machts J, Abdulla S, Petri S, Kollewe K, Dengler R, Heinze HJ, Vielhaber S, Müller NG. (2013) Working memory in ALS patients: preserved performance but marked changes in underlying neuronal networks. PLoS One. 2013 Aug 8;8(8).

Heimrath K, Sandmann P, Becke A, Müller NG, Zaehle T. (2012) Behavioral and electrophysiological effects of transcranial direct current stimulation of the parietal cortex in a visuo-spatial working memory task. Front Psychiatry. 20;3:56.

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