Dementia

Diagnosis & Monitoring

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Dementia is a general term for loss of memory or other thinking skills, and other mental abilities severe enough to interfere with daily life. Alzheimer’s disease is the most common type of dementia.

Symptoms

Typical symptoms of Dementia include:

  • Memory loss (problems remembering recent events, names, routes, and appointments, forgetting messages, asking questions repeatedly)
  • Increasing difficulty with activities that require organization and planning
  • Becoming confused in unfamiliar environments or travelling out of the neighbourhood
  • Difficulty finding the right words
  • Communication and language problems
  • Reduced ability to focus and pay attention
  • Difficulty with numbers and handling money in shops
  • Changes in personality and mood
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1 Consultation
Initial consultation with a specialist physician.
2 Assessment
Appointment with a neuropsychologist in the Neuropsychiatric Laboratory for computerized, detailed assessments of cognitive deficits and other neuropsychiatric issues associated with dementia.
3 Testing
Blood tests and imaging scans, outsourced to the highest quality and convenient centres in London.
4 Follow-up
When all results are available, a 2nd consultation with the doctor, where clinical diagnosis & follow-up strategy are discussed and explained.

Diagnosis

At Dementech Neurosciences Clinic we are offering end-to-end services for all the different levels of care that a patient requires.

Risk assessments, prevention strategies and tools are used as it is far more efficient to prevent a disease from developing rather than try to treat it once it has progressed.

 

However, in cases where a diagnosis of a disease has been established, our multidisciplinary team will ensure to its utmost ability in treating the symptoms and prevent them from progressing further, hence improving the quality of life, the emotional health and the well-being of each individual.

 

The Initial Diagnostic package for Dementia consists of the following:Initial consultation with a specialist physician.

  1. Appointment with a neuropsychologist in the Neuropsychiatric Laboratory for computerized, detailed assessments of cognitive deficits and other neuropsychiatric issues associated with dementia.
  2. Blood tests and imaging scans, outsourced to the highest quality and convenient centres in London.
  3. When all results are available, a 2nd consultation with the doctor, where clinical diagnosis & follow-up strategy are discussed and explained.
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Treatment

At Dementech Neurosciences, we offer a multidisciplinary approach to treat all the variety of symptoms of Dementia. We have in-house speech and language therapist, occupational therapist, dietitian, psychologist and psychiatrist to manage effectively cognitive symptoms.

 

Moreover, we offer the opportunity to participate in clinical trials testing novel pharmacological intervention, before they become available to the public, aiming to delay the progression of the disease. Caregivers may experience significant stresses and have a high level of burden; therefore we also offer caregiver support.

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Dr Lucio D’Anna
Consultant Neurologist

Dr Lucio D’Anna obtained his MD with Honours at the Medical School of the University of Udine, Italy and then he completed his Neurology training with Honours.

Dr David Choluj
Lead Neurologist for MS

Dr David Choluj is a Consultant Neurologist with a further extensive experience in Stroke Medicine and Neurological Rehabilitation, based in London.

Prof. K. Ray Chaudhuri
Parkinson's Disease Expert

Professor K. Ray Chaudhuri is a world-renowned expert in Parkinson's disease. He is Professor of Neurology/Movement Disorders & Consultant Neurologist at King’s College Hospital & King’s College London and also Principal Investigator at the Maurice Wohl Clinical Neuroscience Institute.

Prof. Aarsland Dag
Geriatric Psychiatry

Dag Aarsland is Professor and Head of Department of Old Age Psychiatry at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience, King’s College London, and Consultant psychiatrist at the Mental Health for Older Adults, South London & Maudsley NHS Health Trust, where he leads the Parkinson Spectrum Memory Clinic.

Dr. Vinod Metta
Lead Interventional Neurologist

Dr Vinod Metta, consultant interventional neurologist & movement disorder specialist trained at Kings College Hospital London.