Dr Lucio D’Anna is a Consultant Neurologist at the Department of Stroke & Neurosciences at Imperial College London NHS Trust. He is also Honorary Senior Lecturer at the Division of Brain Sciences, Imperial College London.
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
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.
- Appointment with a neuropsychologist in the Neuropsychiatric Laboratory for computerized, detailed assessments of cognitive deficits and other neuropsychiatric issues associated with dementia.
- Blood tests and imaging scans, outsourced to the highest quality and convenient centres in London.
- When all results are available, a 2nd consultation with the doctor, where clinical diagnosis & follow-up strategy are discussed and explained.
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.