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NOLA Brain and Behavior is a major initiative to advance health care sciences in Louisiana through clinical care, educational programs, and community outreach. Our main focus is to promote healthy brain aging and healthy brain development. Dr. Anne Leigh Foundas and Dr. Katherine Hester Smith are board certified neurologists specializing in cognitive, memory and sleep disorders. We also provide professional forensic services for legal and insurance purposes. Drs. Foundas and Smith are co-Directors of NOLA Brain and Behavior in New Orleans in partnership with the Brain Institute of Louisiana.

Age-Related Cognitive-Behavioral Disorders

  • Alzheimer’s disease
  • Frontotemporal dementia syndromes
  • Lewy Body dementia
  • Mild cognitive impairment
  • Parkinson’s disease dementia
  • Vascular dementia

Developmental Disorders In Children

  • Autism spectrum disorder (ASD)
  • Attention deficit disorder (ADD)
  • Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
  • Developmental dyslexia
  • Developmental stuttering
  • Language delay and language disorders
  • Speech apraxia

Acquired Cognitive-Behavioral Syndromes

  • Post-stroke disorders (communication, memory, behavior)
  • Sleep-related cognitive and behavioral disorders
  • Psychiatric disorders (change in mood, behavior, personality)
  • Traumatic brain injury and concussion related disorders