Parkinsonian Dementia

Diagnosis & Treatment

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Cognitive impairment is a common feature of movement disorders such as Parkinson’s Disease (PD), Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (PSP), Multiple System Atrophy (MSA), Corticobasal Syndrome (CBS) and Huntington’s disease (HD).

Parkinsonian Dementia Symptoms

People with PD dementia (PDD) may experience changes in memory, concentration and judgment; trouble interpreting visual information; visual hallucinations; delusions, especially paranoid ideas; depression, irritability and anxiety; and sleep disturbances, including excessive daytime drowsiness and rapid eye movement (REM) sleep disorder.

Memory problems can occur even at the early stage of PD greatly affecting the quality of life. Similar cognitive impairment occurs in atypical Parkinsonism such as PSP, MSA and CBS. HD also causes a decline in thinking and reasoning skills, including memory, concentration, judgment and ability to plan and organise.

Initial Assessment & Diagnostic Testing

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.

It is perfectly normal to have occasional memory lapses and to lose things. It is normal to forget why we have gone upstairs, or to come back from a shopping trip without the very thing we went for. It is normal to have to search our brain for a name, sometimes. Our normal memory may suffer from impaired function through inattention, information overload or mild depression from time to time.

Unless there is something wrong, we retain a huge store of general (semantic) knowledge, an ability to plan and manage our affairs and, under normal circumstances anyway, we retain our orientation in time and place.

Parkinsonian Dementia Diagnosis

We use cutting-edge technology CANTAB to assess the severity of cognitive deficits in people with Parkinsonian dementia. This enables us to provide an early diagnosis of cognitive impairment and effectively manage it.

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Risk Assessment & Prevention

As with most medical conditions, the sooner you know what is happening, the better. Dementech Neurosciences offers a wide range of cutting-edge services, specifically designed for people with Parkinsonian 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.

Parkinsonian Dementia Treatment

At Dementech Neurosciences, we offer a multidisciplinary approach to treat all the variety of symptoms of Parkinsonian 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.

Opening Hours

Monday – Sunday 08.00 – 20.00

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  • Address Lister House, 11 Wimpole Street, W1G 9ST, London, United Kingdom
  • Phone 0203 848 4500