People with neurological disorders, such as Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s and multiple sclerosis, benefit from a multidisciplinary approach combining pharmacological therapies with psychological interventions.
These are complex and frequently incurable conditions that present a range of different symptoms, both physical and psychological. In order to make the greatest difference, patients need an accurate diagnosis and holistic treatment plan that addresses the many different aspects of each disease.
Dementech Neurosciences – a private memory clinic based in London – was founded in August 2016 to provide just this. Our team includes healthcare experts and world-renowned scientific advisers who specialise in the diagnosis and treatment of particular neurological conditions.
Our Scientific Advisers include:
Professor K. Ray Chauduri who specialises in Parkinson’s disease and neurology and is Professor of Neurology/Movement Disorders at King’s College London. He is Medical Director of the National Parkinson Foundation International Centre of Excellence, Co-chairman of the appointments committee of the Movement Disorders Society and Chairman of the MDS Non-motor Study Group. Prof. Chauduri is co-editor in chief of Nature Parkinson’s Journal and chief editor of the first textbook on the non-motor aspects of Parkinson’s. In 2018, he received the Van Andel award for outstanding research contribution in the field of non-motor Parkinson’s.
Professor Dag Aarsland who is world-renowned in the field of Lewy Body Dementia and Parkinson’s disease and has contributed vastly to our understanding of old age psychiatry, Prof. Aarsland was professor of clinical dementia research at the Karolinska Intitutet before joining the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience in January 2016. As well as leading international research, Prof Aarsland sees patients and helps to train old age psychiatrists. He is a professor of geriatric psychiatry at the University of Oslo and director of research at the University of Stavanger’s Centre for Age-Related Medicine.
Specialist Healthcare Team
Dr Lucio D’Anna, Lead Neurologist who is a consultant in stroke medicine with a PhD in clinical neuroscience from King’s College London. He gained the Best PhD Award from the college in 2016 and featured on the front cover of Neurology magazine. Dr D’Anna is an associate member of the Royal College of Physicians with a particular interest in stroke, cryptogenetic stroke and atrial fibrillation. He has published numerous papers and been featured in a number of leading scientific journals.
Dr Areti Pavlidou, Lead Psychiatric Services who specialises in adult and liaison psychiatry. Dr Pavlidou works as lead consultant for inpatient and community mental health services within the NHS and has a particular interest in stress-related conditions and the mind/body connection, as well as chronic fatigue syndrome and fibromyalgia. She is experienced in treating all types of adult mental health problems, such as depression, bipolar affective disorder and psychotic illnesses.
Mr. Stelios Kiosses, Lead Psychological Services who is an experienced consultant psychotherapist who works with adults and adolescents to help them to overcome personal issues. Mr Kiosses is a consultant psychotherapist who studied psychodynamic counselling and clinical supervision at the University of Oxford. He is a member of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy and the British Psychological Society and will be a familiar household name to many, having appeared as a TV psychologist on Channel 4. He is involved in data review and decision-making, as well as training and supervising associate therapists and managing a team of experienced psychologists.
Dr David Choluj, Lead Neurologist for MS who is a consultant neurologist with a particular interest in stroke medicine and neurological rehabilitation. Dr Choluj trained and worked at one of the most prestigious teaching hospitals in middle Europe, the Motol University Hospital in Prague. He worked in the areas of neurological rehabilitation and disability management at Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge and the Royal Hospital for Neuro-disability in London. His specialist areas are neurology – MS, headache, dementia and Parkinson’s – and neurorehabilitation – prolonged disorders of consciousness, spasticity/complex neuro-disability management.
Joanna Rodrigues, Health Psychologist and Cognitive Behavioural Therapist who has more than 13 years’ experience working in the NHS and private settings. Among the conditions she treats are depression, anxiety, OCD, trauma and stress. She is part of a holistic condition management approach for people experiencing chronic health conditions and long-term pain.
The Dementech team all understand why this holistic, multidisciplinary approach is so successful when it comes to diagnosing and treating neurological disorders, which is what makes us different and enables us to provide the highest level of personalised patient care in our field.