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Parkinson's disease

Parkinson's Disease Specialists in London

Enhance your knowledge of Parkinson’s Disease and the key symptoms so that you can prepare to support a loved one, or begin to understand the disease for your own benefit. At Dementech Neurosciences, we use the highest quality technology coupled with some of the world’s most renowned experts in Parkinson’s Disease to deliver accurate diagnoses that will lead to the best possible course of treatment. Start your journey to a better understanding and book your initial appointment now.

Enhance your knowledge of Parkinson’s Disease and the key symptoms so that you can prepare to support a loved one, or begin to understand the disease for your own benefit. At Dementech Neurosciences, we use the highest quality technology coupled with some of the world’s most renowned experts in Parkinson’s Disease to deliver accurate diagnoses that will lead to the best possible course of treatment. Start your journey to a better understanding and book your initial appointment now.

Enhance your knowledge of Parkinson’s Disease and the key symptoms so that you can prepare to support a loved one, or begin to understand the disease for your own benefit. At Dementech Neurosciences, we use the highest quality technology coupled with some of the world’s most renowned experts in Parkinson’s Disease to deliver accurate diagnoses that will lead to the best possible course of treatment. Start your journey to a better understanding and book your initial appointment now.

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What is Parkinson’s Disease?

Parkinson’s Disease (PD) is a nervous system disorder that mostly affects your movement. This is due to a lack of brain cells being able to produce dopamine - a chemical that helps to coordinate movement. PD is a progressive disease, and mild symptoms will gradually worsen as time goes on. Initially, patients may experience tremors and slight slurring of speech.

Only about 10-15% of PD cases have been linked to a genetic cause, whereas most cases of PD are called idiopathic or sporadic, meaning the cause is unknown.

While there is no single cure for Parkinson’s, early intervention and specialist support can be extremely helpful when it comes to managing the symptoms. Medications can also benefit some patients depending on their experience with the disease and their medical history. It’s important to seek support so that you can have the very best chance of being able to manage your Parkinson’s Disease symptoms. At Dementech, our PD experts will be able to provide end-to-end support for patients and their families as they deal with the life-changing effects of Parkinson’s.

Why Choose Dementech For Parkinson’s Disease Treatment?

Dementech Neurosciences are home to the leading Parkinson's Disease specialists. While the course of Parkinson's disease is normally slow, Parkinson's disease can cause a disruption to your average daily activities. Whether it is your work, caring for a house or participating in social events with friends, these can become difficult with time. Receiving a diagnosis from leading Parkinson's disease specialists and understanding your treatment options is paramount in taking back control for you or your loved one. Dementech Neurosciences work with the industries leading neurologists specialised in Parkinson's disease that can facilitate a Parkinson's Disease test to fully understand your symptoms or condition.

Same Day Consultations

Our team at Dementech Neurosciences will always aim to offer you a same day consultation when possible.

Same Day Assessment

Parkinson’s diagnosis will likely involve a series of risk assessments to assist an ongoing prevention strategy. We’ll support you every step of the way.

Patient Advisor Consultations

Your personal Patient Advisor will be on hand to talk you through your symptom management and answer any questions.

Prices Starting at £485

Prices for an hour-long consultation start at £485. Each follow up appointment will cost £285. We always maintain full transparency about our costs.

Video Consultations Available

If you can’t make it to our clinic, we offer video consultations on FaceTime, WhatsApp, and Skype.

What are the early symptoms of Parkinson's Disease?

  • Impaired balance
  • Speech problems (softened voice, slurred speech)
  • Swallowing Problems
  • Bowel and Bladder Problems
  • Difficulties at night (discomfort in bed, cramps, disturbed sleep pattern) and tiredness during the day
  • Greasy skin
  • Excessive sweating

Early Signs of Parkinson’s Disease

Parkinson's disease is a nervous system disorder that often affects adults aged 65 and over. Symptoms may appear gradually over several years. They can be modest at first, making them easily neglected.

What are the common symptoms of Parkinson's Disease?

People with PD often experience depression, anxiety and memory problems as the disease progresses. In more advanced stages of the condition, patients may also develop dementia and experience hallucinations, paranoia and delusions. It is important to acknowledge symptoms of Parkinson's disease early to ensure you can receive the best diagnosis and treatment for the condition. Here are some common signs of Parkinson's Disease.

  • Shaking or tremor in a body part when at rest
  • Stiffness in the muscle
  • Loss of sense of smell
  • Sleep disturbances
  • Bradykinesia – slowness of movement
  • Depression
  • A sudden inability to move
  • Difficulty with multitasking
  • Apathy
  • Loss of volume in speech
  • A stooped posture
  • Sleep disturbances
  • Small handwriting (micrographia)
  • Constipation
  • Fatigue
  • Fluctuation with blood pressure

When should you see a Neurologist?

Neurologists are trained in the diagnosis and treatment of nervous system illnesses such as Parkinson's disease. Neurologists often receive additional training in Parkinson's disease management, including the administration of Parkinson's medication, and can provide excellent treatment courses and management advice of this disease. If you are inhabiting any symptoms of PD or could be of greater risk, book an appointment with our Private Neurologists today.

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Parkinson's Disease Diagnosis

While there is currently a lot of research being conducted around PD and ways to diagnose the disease, unfortunately, there is no single test to diagnose Parkinson’s at the moment. However, accurate diagnosis is critical in neurology and even more so for degenerative conditions - so we use the highest quality technology, coupled with some of the world’s most renowned experts in Parkinson’s Disease, to deliver an accurate diagnosis, helping us guide our patients to the best possible course of treatment.

Due to the complexity involved in testing, the wrong diagnosis is common with many neurological diseases. A wrong diagnosis can expose you to the wrong course of treatment and a negative outcome. We rely on only the top PD experts to work at Dementech and provide the highest standard assessments and quality of care for every individual suffering from Parkinson’s.

At Dementech Neurosciences, we offer different levels of care to treat patients with Parkinson’s and support them in their management of the symptoms. We understand that it can be far more effective to prevent disease, and so our approach involves risk assessments, prevention strategies and helpful tools to treat the condition and lessen its impact.
However, in cases where a diagnosis of a disease has been established already, our multidisciplinary team will do everything possible to treat symptoms and prevent them from progressing further.

Parkinson’s Disease Treatment

At Dementech Neurosciences, we offer a multidisciplinary approach to treating Parkinson’s Disease. Our team of experts work together to provide an individual treatment plan to monitor symptoms and manage the condition.

While there currently isn't a cure for Parkinson’s Disease, there are many medications and advanced treatments (including brain stimulation surgery) available to help manage the difficult symptoms. Please note that the effectiveness of the main drug treatment can wear off over time, and its long-term use can cause dyskinesia, and involuntary twisting movements of the arms, legs or face. We will be sure to assess the risks of this treatment across each patient.

Our team of PD specialists includes a speech and language therapist, occupational therapist, dietitian, psychologist and psychiatrist who provide speech therapy, nutrition advice and counselling. Alongside this expert team, we use state-of-the-art technology such as The Parkinson's KinetiGraph (PKG) to monitor and effectively treat symptoms and complications of PD.

Parkinson’s Disease Testing Methods

Computerised assessments of cognitive function

Personal assessment by a top neurologist

Brain scans using the latest MRI technology

Blood Tests

Risk Assessment & Prevention For Parkinson’s Disease

If one of your family members suffered or is suffering from Parkinson’s Disease, we offer an advanced testing program that can detect the probability of you ever developing the disease. Thanks to the cutting-edge technology that has been developed in collaboration with Dementech, we can benefit from valuable insights in terms of being able to assess the possibility of you developing Parkinson’s Disease.

Having this test is of critical importance for people who could be genetically predisposed. The earlier you are diagnosed, the more help we can provide with a long-term course of treatment and symptom management tools. When Parkinson’s Disease is diagnosed at an advanced stage, it is more difficult to deal with the common symptoms.

At Dementech, we are committed to using the latest and most advanced testing methods. We collaborate with famous universities and medical organisations for the development of new testing methods and experimental treatments. We also use a combination of testing methods to establish an accurate diagnosis for Parkinson’s Disease, helping you to receive the best possible support.

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FAQs About Parkinson’s Disease

What causes Parkinson's disease?

Parkinson’s disease is a progressive disorder of the nervous system that affects movement. It is caused by the degeneration of dopamine-producing neurons in the brain. The exact cause of Parkinson’s disease is unknown, but it is believed to be a combination of genetic and environmental factors.

Who is at risk for Parkinson's Disease?

There are multiple risk factors for Parkinson’s disease. These include your age, as most people develop Parkinson’s over the age of 60, genetics, exposure to toxins and sex – men are more likely to develop Parkinson’s disease than men.

What are the early symptoms of Parkinson's Disease?

The early symptoms of Parkinson’s disease can include tremors, stiffness, slow movement, difficulty with balance, and changes in speech and writing.

How is Parkinson's Disease diagnosed?

Parkinson’s disease is diagnosed based on a person’s symptoms, medical history, and a physical examination. Tests such as imaging scans or nerve function tests may also be used to help confirm the diagnosis.

What are the treatment options for Parkinson's Disease?

There are various treatment options Parkinson’s disease, these include: Medications, physical therapy, speech therapy, exercise and rehabilitation, nutrition and dietary changes, and Deep brain stimulation (DBS). This is a surgical procedure in which electrodes are implanted into specific areas of the brain to regulate brain activity to help relieve symptoms.

How quickly can we get an MRI, blood test, and other testing done?

At Dementech, we carry out Parksinson’s disease tests within two days of them being requested, and we will get the results back within 48 hours.

What does the consultation entail?

During a consultation we will carry out an assessment and go through your medical history with a view to getting a diagnosis on Parkinson’s Disease. From there, you will receive a treatment plan and a full consultation report.

How quickly can I be seen?

Where possible, we aim to see patients the same day. We wil respond to your request within 24 hours (48 hours on weekends).

What Is the Difference Between Tremors and Parkinson's Disease?

There are some major distinctions to look for between the two conditions: Essential tremor has no linked health concerns, however, Parkinson’s disease has additional symptoms such as stooped posture and balance issues. Essential tremor has been known to affect your voice whereas Parkinson’s disease has not. If you have concerns about any symptoms relating to Parkinson’s disease or Essential Tremor, reach out to Dementech Neurosciences for an expert private neurological diagnosis and assessment.