Finding new ways to treat neurodegenerative diseases

The Neurology Department at the Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University focuses on clinical research, treatment and support for patients with movement and memory disorders. 

As we age, our bodies begin to break down, causing physical and mental decline. These declines can be difficult to deal with for both patients and caregivers. The goal of the movement and memory section of the Neurology Department is to help patients live longer, healthier, lives by stopping the progress of neurodegeneration.  We do this through training for the next generation of neurologists and neurosurgeons, research and trials into innovative therapies for treatment of movement and memory disease, and education for the future leaders in the field of movement and memory disorders.

Training Programs

Movement Disorders

Memory Disorders

  • Dystonia
  • Huntington's Disease
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Tremor

Movement Disorders Program

  • Alzheimer’s disease
  • Amnesia
  • Dementia


Memory Disorder Program

Centers and Clinics



We are actively involved in cutting-edge research and clinical trials with the goal of improving the quality of life for our patients with memory and movement disorders. Neurology teams-up with geriatric psychiatry, neuropsychology to conduct clinical research by offering:

  • Patients the chance to participate in clinical trials for Alzheimer’s research.

  • Families the opportunity to enroll in research projects focusing on how genetics influence Alzheimer's disease and other neurological disorders.


John Morgan

Dr. John Morgan is working to change Alzheimer’s care in Georgia

2019Your Health Today - Health Augusta University

Every year, a half-million new cases of Alzheimer’s disease are diagnosed in the United States. Nearly six million people are living with Alzheimer’s right now; by 2050, that number is expected to more than double to nearly 14 million.

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