Richard J Caselli


Neurology, Mayo Clinic

Professor of Neurology, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine,
Department of Neurology, Mayo Clinic in Arizona
Director, Clinical Core, and Associate Director Arizona Alzheimer’s Disease Center

Dr. Caselli is a Behavioral Neurologist whose clinical specialty is Alzheimer’s disease and related cognitive disorders. He is Professor of Neurology in the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Chair of the Department of Neurology at the Mayo Clinic in Arizona, and a member of the Mayo Clinic Arizona Executive Board. He is Director of the Clinical Core of the Arizona Alzheimer’s Disease Center, and coordinates the clinical participation of its six member institutions in the core. He is a past member of the Board of Directors (1993-1999) and Medical and Scientific Advisory Committee of the Alzheimer Association Desert Southwest Chapter.

Dr. Caselli’s research focuses on aging, Alzheimer’s disease, and other forms of dementia, particularly the way in which genetic risk factors for dementia may affect how our mind changes with age before the onset of memory loss and dementia. Some of his findings have included the identification of reversible forms of dementia that can be mistaken for Alzheimer’s disease, categorization of a family of degenerative dementias called the asymmetric cortical degeneration syndromes (and variant forms of Alzheimer’s disease that may mimic these conditions), identification of cognitive disorders in patients with different forms of motor neuron disease, and preclinical effects of genes for Alzheimer’s disease on normal aging patterns of memory loss and other cognitive disturbances. His findings have appeared in all the major neurology journals, as well as in other leading biomedical research journals.