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Resource and Research Memory Center

The Resource and Research Memory Centers are national structures , labeled by the Regional Health Agencies, located in University Hospital Centers.

There are currently 28 CMRRs in France, an average of one per region.

  • Activities


    The Resource and Research Memory Centers are national structures, labeled by the Regional Health Agencies, located in University Hospital Centers. There are currently 28 CMRRs in France, an average of one per region.

    Their missions consist in ensuring, in the field of Alzheimer's disease and related diseases, the coordination and organization of teaching, research and care in consultation with the “Memory Consultations” of the region.

    Alzheimer's disease, common among the elderly, affects nearly 1.2 million people in France and 230,000 new patients are identified each year.

    The CMRR of Caen Lower Normandy

    At CHU Caen, the structure was created in 2005 , but has relied on a “Memory Consultation” identified and labeled since 2002. Its specificity is based on close collaboration between care and research through the INSERM U1077 .

    Every year, the CMRR welcomes 800 patients , the number of medical consultations exceeds 1400 and about 800 neuropsychological consultations are carried out.

    The primary mission of the CMRR of Caen is to ensure the “ Memory Consultation ” of the population basin of Caen and its agglomeration.

    In parallel with this activity, the center carries out other actions:

    • regional coordination of the 13 “Memory Consultations” of public hospitals in Basse-Normandie (meetings, medical staff, medical training, etc.) ;
    • Memory consultation of public hospitals in Basse-Normandie
    • referral diagnosis for certain rare diseases or complex situations;
    • university education (Masters and University Diploma in neuropsychology) and continuing education for doctors, neuropsychologists, speech therapists;
    • research, within the framework of the INSERM * – EPHE* / University of Caen Basse-Normandie U1077 – “Neuropsychology and imagery of human memory” unit

    The CMRR of Caen relies on a multidisciplinary team made up of 8 hospital practitioners (4 neurologists, 3 geriatricians and 1 psychiatrist), 3 psychologists, 2 speech therapists, 1 social worker.

    The Memory Consultation

    It is open to all adults with memory problems or related disorders that may seem unusual or worrying.

    Access can be direct but it is preferable that it be done at the request of the attending physician or another specialist. Consultations are provided by medical specialists, neurologists, geriatricians or psychiatrists. They decide for each patient if additional explorations are necessary: ​​brain imaging, biological examinations, etc.

    Among the additional explorations , neuropsychological or speech therapy tests hold an important place. Lasting one to two hours, they are provided by highly qualified neuropsychologists and speech therapists who can thus determine whether certain intellectual functions (memory, language, writing, visuo-spatial functions, gestures, etc.) are disturbed or preserved.

    In collaboration with the medical specialist, they contribute to the diagnosis, follow-up and organization of the management of each patient. Cognitive stimulation sessions can be offered to resident patients at the Center for the Elderly · La Charité at CHU Caen Normandie.

    In case of need or problems related to administrative procedures, families can benefit from the advice of a social worker.

  • News

    Upcoming meetings


    • Friday June 14, 2024, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. at Rouen University Hospital

    09h30-09h55 Welcome of participants

    09h55-10h00 Introduction to the day (O. MARTINAUD & D. WALLON)

    Rouen/Caen IDE session

      • Role of IDE in CMRR ( Ms. Séverine JOURDAIN, Rouen)
      • Role of the IPA in CMRR (Mr Cédric PICHARD, Caen)
      • Role of IDE in CMT (Dr Lin LI, Saint-Lô)

    11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Federation Session of Memory consultations

      • Indications and contraindications to LECANEMAB (Pr. David WALLON, Rouen)

    12:45 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Lunch break on site covered by registration

    stroke neurocognitive disorders : news (Pr. Olivier GODEFROY, Amiens)

    3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Research session

      • SORL1 and Alzheimer's: contribution of cellular and statistical models to patient risk prediction (Magalie LECOURTOIS and Catherine SCHRAMM, Rouen)
      • Seeing speech: the cerebral substrates of subtitle synesthesia (Romain DELSANTI, Caen)
      • A comparison of cognitive and brain damage linked to alcohol use disorder and Alzheimer's disease (Alice LANIEPCE, Caen, Rouen)
      • Gestural apraxias: theoretical approaches, anatomoclinical correlates and evaluation (Josselin BAUMARD, Rouen)

    4:30 p.m. Conclusion of the day (O. Martinaud & D. Wallon)

    • Friday October 18, 2024, 2 p.m. at the Vire Hospital Center (program in progress)
    • Friday December 13, 2024, 2 p.m. at Caen University Hospital (program in progress)
    Past meetings


    • Friday April 19, 2024, 3 p.m. – 5 p.m. by videoconference

    Discussion of clinical files

    • Friday February 23, 2024, 2 p.m. at Caen University Hospital, Egg Amphitheater – MEETING CANCELED

    Presentation of 2023 activity figures and labeling of the region's memory consultations


    • Friday December 15, 2023, 2 p.m. at Caen University Hospital, Amphitheater 209, level 0.

    Program: Cognition and epilepsy

        • 2 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. COGNITION AND EPILEPSY IN ADULTS (Dr Françoise Bertran)
        • 2:45 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. COGNITION AND EPILEPSY IN CHILDREN (Dr Anne-Sophie Diependaele)
        • 3:30 p.m. – 4 p.m. TRANSIENT EPILEPTIC AMNESIA / CLINICAL CASES (Dr Mada Hamieh)
        • 4 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. EPILEPTIC APHASIA / CLINICAL CASES (Dr Paul-Alexandre Pfeiffer)
    • Friday December 8, 2023, 3 p.m. – 5 p.m. by videoconference

    Discussion of clinical files

    • Friday October 20, 2023, 2 p.m. in the Guibé amphitheater of the Saint-Lô Memorial Hospital

    Program: Chronic Hydrocephalus in Adults

      • Reception (with M MARIE, director and Ms SALLES, deputy director)
      • Presentation of clinical case (Dr SAUNIER, Ms LEBRUMAN, Caen University Hospital)
      • The neurologist's point of view (Dr SAUNIER, CH de Saint-Lô)
      • The point of view of the neuropsychologist (Ms SAGET, CH de Saint-Lô)
      • The neurosurgeon's point of view (Dr RAULT, Caen University Hospital)
    • Friday June 9, 2023, “Caen-Rouen” meeting, in Caen, PFRS, Amphitheater 206
      • 09h30-09h55 Welcome of participants
      • 09h55-10h00 Introduction to the day (O. MARTINAUD & D. WALLON)
      • 10h00-11h30 Session of Rouen/Caen neuropsychologists
        • Neuropsychology and neuroimaging of cognitive disorders in adult non-cerebral cancer (B. GIFFARD, U1077, Caen)
        • Evaluation and management of patients treated for cancer (Ms Marie LANGE, neuropsychologist Center Baclesse, Caen, and Mr Johan LEFEL, neuropsychologist Center Becquerel, Rouen)
      • 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Speech therapist session Rouen/Caen
        • Evaluation of semantic memory in non-verbal production (L. DEHEINZELIN, M. VALLET, CMRR Rouen)
        • Semantic memory evaluation battery (L. CAVAILLE, C. DESCAT, N. FRESTEL, CMRR Caen)
      • 1:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m. Lunch break on site supported on registration
      • 2:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m. Imaging of cognitive disorders (Julien LAGARDE)
      • 3:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m. Research session
        • Cognitive ageing, perception and memory of time (T. HINAULT, U1077, Caen)
        • The role of forgetting mechanisms in coping with trauma (P. GAGNEPAIN, U1077, Caen)
      • 4:00-4:30 p.m. Recommendation on driving – FCM WG (D. WALLON)
      • 4:30 p.m. Conclusion of the day (O. Martinaud & D. Wallon)
    • Friday March 3, 2023, at 2 p.m. PFRS, Max Robba Amphitheater
        • Presentation of the 2022 figures for memory consultations in the region (Nathalie Mboko, Dr Carole Garces)
        • What should we remember about Lecanemab today? (Prof Olivier Martinaud)
    • Friday, February 10, 2023
      • Presentation of tele- CMRR
      • PET-amyloid (Dr Pierre Branger)


    • Friday 16 December 2022, auditorium of PFRS, Caen
      • 10-11 a.m. General information on APPs (Vincent de la Sayette, Chloé Descat)
      • 11am-12pm What's new in semantic dementia? (Serge Belliard)
      • 12:00-12:15 p.m. Presentation of PRESAGE (Leslie Decker, Remy Laillier)
      • 12:15-2:00 p.m. Lunch break
      • 2:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m. Support for APPs (Antoine Renard)
      • 15h00-16h00 Modification of social behavior and personality in semantic variant APP (Mickael Laisney)
    • Friday October 7, 2022, 2 p.m. in Cherbourg
      • Clinical case (Dr Caronnet)
      • Behavioral DFT: diagnostic criteria and atypical forms (Pr Martinaud)
      • Genetics of Behavioral DFTs (Dr. Weber)
      • Clinical case (Dr Delachausée)
    • Friday June 17, 2022: “Caen-Rouen” meeting, in Rouen
      • 09h30-09h55 Welcome of participants at the amphitheater
      • 9h55-10h00 Introduction to the day (O. Martinaud & D. Wallon)
      • 10h00-11h30 Presentation of the Research Axes
        • General introduction on the interest of studying lifestyle (Julie Gonneaud) – Modulation by cognitive reserve of the links between sleep and cognition (Géraldine Rauchs)
        • Effect of confinements on mental health (Julie Gonneaud)
        • Biological and radiological clinical characterization of cerebral amyloid angiopathy (Lou Grangeon)
      • 11h15-11h45 Break – Exchanges between teams
      • 11h45-12h45 DFT and DAPHNE Scale – Dr Claire Boutoleau-Bretonnière (Nantes University Hospital)
      • Lunch BreakMeal offered on registration only provided at the university restaurant of the UFR Santé de Rouen
      • 2:30-4:45 p.m.: TND & Adult Cognition session (by the neuropsychologists & speech therapists teams of the Rouen & Caen University Hospitals)
      • 4:45-5pm Conclusion of the day (O. Martinaud & D. Wallon)
    • Friday April 29, 2022: file meeting by videoconference
    • Friday, February 25, 2022, 2 p.m.
      • Presentation of VillaVerte, Resource platform for carers
      • Presentation of activity figures for memory consultations by the ARS


    • Friday, December 17, 2021: cognition, encephalitis and cancer
      • 10 a.m. Welcome10:15-10:45 a.m. Clinical case (Théo Hancer)
      • 10h50-11h50 General information on autoimmune encephalitis (Dr Joubert Bastien, Lyon)
      • 11h55-12h25 Clinical case (Dr Delachaussée Agathe)
      • 12:30-2:15 p.m. Lunch break
      • 2:15-2:45 pm Cancer and its treatments: what impact on cognitive functioning? (Prof Giffard Bénédicte)
      • 2:45-3:15 pm Sleep difficulties in breast cancer and their role in cognitive dysfunctions (Joy Perrier)
      • 3:15-3:45 pm Cognitive disorders linked to cancer: what specificities in elderly subjects? What support ? (Marie Lange and Bérangère Beauplet)
      • 3:45-4:15 p.m. What management of cognitive disorders in oncology (Giulia Binarelli)
      • 4:15-4:30 p.m. General discussion and end of the day.
    • Friday, November 5, 2021: discussion of tele- CMRR
    • Friday, October 22, 2021, Head Trauma
      • 2 p.m. Initial management of the TC at the CHU (Dr Thomas Métayer)
      • 2:45 pm Disorders and rehabilitation strategies of TC (Dr Anne Peskine)
      • 3:30 p.m. Relay and medico-social follow-up (Dr Corinne Jokic)
      • 4:15 p.m. Final discussion on the TC sector
    • Friday June 4, 2021, Caen/Rouen meeting, in Caen
      • 09h30-10h00 Welcome of participants
      • 10h00-10h15 Introduction to the day (O. Martinaud & D. Wallon)
      • 10:15-11:15 Thematic presentations by neuropsychologists and speech therapists. Assessment of social cognition
      • 11h15-11h45 Break – Exchange between teams
      • 11h45-12h45 Approach to research in neuropsychology
        • Social cognition in frontotemporal dementia and semantic APP (Mickaël Laisney)
        • Functional connectivity, medial prefrontal cortex and theory of mind (Marine Le Petit)
      • Lunch break on site supported on registration
      • 2:30-3:15 p.m. Invited talk “Captain Cook had no DFT” (Pr. Richard Levy, Pitié-Salpêtrière Hospital, FRONTLab, IM2A)
      • 3:30 p.m. Therapeutic news – DIAN-TU/Aducanumab/Demestim (David Wallon)
      • 4-5 p.m. Session covid
        • CMRR patients by telemedicine during the Covid -19 crisis in France (Alexandre Morin)
        • Impact of confinement on carers of patients with cognitive disorders of neurodegenerative origin (Mathilde Groussard)
    • Friday March 12, 2021, ARS and clinical records


    • Friday, December 18, 2020
      • “The Tau protein from every angle” (Pr de La Sayette)
      • "Diagnostics associated with atypical CSF biomarker profiles" (Maëlis Gervais)
      • “Rise and fall of drugs in AD” (Pr Martinaud)
    • Friday, November 6, 2020, BNA Coding
    • Friday, February 7, 2020, ARS and clinical files


    • Friday, December 13, 2019, Sleep & Cognition
      • 10am-10.45am: Normal sleep, pathologies and cognition (Françoise Bertran)
      • MEM project (Anne-Lise Pitel)
      • 11:15-11:30 a.m.: Break
      • 2:00-2:45 p.m.: Impact of sleep quality on brain and cognitive damage in the elderly. Links with cognitive reserve and lifestyle (Géraldine Rauchs)
      • Lunch break
      • 2:15-3:00 p.m.: Sleep apnea and the risk of Alzheimer's disease (Claire André)
      • 3:00-3:30 p.m.: Presentation and discussion of a clinical case (Sophie Dautricourt)
    • Friday, October 4, 2019, Associations and networks in home care
      • Ms. Pottier, head of the Caen Couronne Local Information and Coordination Center (CLIC)
      • MAIA
      • Mrs Toulleron and Mrs Cabart, occupational therapists Specialized Alzheimer's Team (ESA)
      • Mrs. Bacconnier, President of the France Alzheimer Calvados Association
      • Mr Lonni, Gouchon Territorial Support Platform (PTA)
      • Ms. Estelle Travers, head of the ADMR prevention unit
      • Association Asalee
    • Friday, June 14, 2019, Rouen University Hospital:
      • 09h30-9h50 Welcome of participants
      • 09h50-10h00 Introduction to the day (O. Martinaud & D. Wallon)
      • 10 a.m.-11:15 a.m. Thematic presentations
      • Hydrocephalus and cognitive assessment (Neuropsycho Rouen & Caen team)
      • Awake surgery (L. Deheinzelin, Rouen; C. Lalevée, Caen)
      • 11:15-11:45 a.m. Coffee break
      • 11h45-12h30 Alterations in the functional connectivity of the internal temporal lobe in Alzheimer's disease and semantic dementia (Dr S. Dautricourt and Pr V. de la Sayette, Caen)
      • Lunch break on site supported on registration
      • 2:30-3:15 p.m. Invited talk: Involvement of the thalamus in memory and high-level cognitive functions (Pr Jérémie Pariente, CMRR – Toulouse University Hospital)
      • 3:15-5:00 p.m. News in pathologies with cognitive or psychiatric expression
      • 3:15-3:45 PM Genetic risk factors of MA & E-CASCAD (Dr G. Nicolas, Rouen)
      • 3:45-4:15 p.m. Inflammatory form of cerebral amyloid angiopathies (Dr L. Grangeon, Rouen)
      • 4:15-5:00 p.m. Parkinson’s disease with primary thymic expression (Pr O. Guillin, Rouen)
      • 5 p.m. Conclusion of the day (O. Martinaud & D. Wallon)
    • Friday, March 8, 2019
      • 2 p.m.-2:45 p.m. BNA figures by ARS (Dr Thibaut Sabatier and Dr Carole Garces, ARS )
      • 2:45-3:30 p.m. Genetics, basics and news in Huntington's disease (Dr Sacha Weber and Dr Marion Gérard, CHU de Caen)
      • 3:30-4:15 p.m. Clinic and management of Huntington's disease (Dr Lucie Guyant-Maréchal, Rouen University Hospital)
      • 4:15-5:00 p.m. Clinical cases (Dr Claire Thiriez, University Hospital of Caen)


    • Friday, December 18, 2018
      • 10 a.m. Diagnosis of vascular cognitive disorders: news
      • Pr Olivier GODEFROY (CHU Amiens, Laboratory of Functional Neurosciences and Pathologies)
      • 10:45 a.m. Presentation of the protocols in progress at the CMRR :
        • Alice PELERIN ( CMRR Caen) and Julie DENHAERYNCK ( CMRR Caen)
        • Presentation Alcohol-sleep protocol: Géraldine RAUCHS ( INSERM – EPHE – Unicaen U1077)
      • 11:15 a.m. CADASIL and cognition Pr Eric JOUVENT (Lariboisière Hospital, Paris Diderot University)
      • 2 p.m. Cerebral amyloid angiopathy and cognition Dr Romain SCHNECKENBURGER (CHU Caen)
      • 3 p.m. The stroke Dr Corinne JOKIC (Hospital of Aunay Sur Odon, coordinator of the stroke )
  • Pathologies

    Alzheimer's disease and related syndromes

    Alzheimer's disease is the most common cognitive degenerative disease. It is characterized by progressive lesions of certain parts of the brain, particularly those involved in memory, but it is not the only one; fronto-temporal lobar degeneration, Lewy body disease, are considered diseases related to Alzheimer's disease. Cognitive disorders of vascular origin are also frequent and can be associated with degenerative causes.