Vascular Dementia

Diagnosis & Treatment

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A person can develop vascular dementia after a stroke blocks an artery in his brain, but strokes don’t always cause vascular dementia. Whether a stroke affects your thinking and reasoning depends on your stroke’s severity and location.

Symptoms

The symptoms of Vascular dementia are problems with reasoning, planning, judgment, memory and other thought processes caused by brain damage from impaired blood flow to your brain.

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1 Consultation
Initial consultation with a specialist physician.
2 Assesment
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

Dementech offers a wide range of cutting-edge services, specifically designed for people with Vascular Dementia, such as the Dementech Biomarker Tools and genetic counselling appointments. By using the latest advances in imaging and genetics, we are able to answer all your questions regarding the diagnosis, prognosis, monitoring progression and response to treatment of vascular dementia.

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Risk Assessment & Prevention

Controlling conditions that affect the underlying health of your heart and blood vessels such as lowering blood pressure, reducing cholesterol levels, preventing blood from clotting and controlling blood sugar in case of diabetes are of paramount importance in patients will vascular dementia.

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Treatment

At Dementech Neurosciences, we offer a multidisciplinary approach to treat all the variety of symptoms of vascular 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 Soumit Singhai
Geriatric & general internal medicine

Dr Singhai has been a Consultant Physician/Geriatrician since 2009, initially at the Homerton University Hospital Foundation Trust in London and then from 2016 he has been at the Lister Hospital in Hertfordshire.

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.

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