Neurology deals with the diagnosis and treatment of all categories of conditions and disease involving the central and peripheral nervous system.
Neuropsychology studies the functions of the brain as they relate to specific psychological processes and behaviours. Neuropsychological tests are administered by a neuropsychologist, a specialist trained in the relationship between the brain and mental functions such as memory, language, and perception. The types of tests vary according to the subtype and stage of dementia.
Detection of brain atrophy by Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) is now a recommended approach for diagnosing early changes in dementia and is increasingly beginning to be used in clinical settings. Recent guidance recommends that structural neuroimaging should be used routinely in the assessment of people with suspected dementia to exclude other (potentially reversible) pathologies (1-10%) or establish the sub-type of dementia. The guidance also recommends that multi slice Computerised Tomography (CT) scans with coronal reformatted views are the most cost effective option first line of the structural neuroimaging options available.
- Cognitive neurology and dementia centreThe Cognitive neurology and dementia centre at St George's Hospital is a regional specialist centre for cognitive neuroscience and dementia, that works closely with other hospitals from across South West London, Surrey, Sussex and Hampshire, and with GPs, community nursing teams, mental health services and social services.St George's Hospital, Blackshaw Road, London, SW17 0QThttps://www.stgeorges.nhs.uk/service/neuro/cognitive-neurology-dementia/
- Waltham Forest Clinical Commissioning GroupWaltham Forest Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) commissions healthcare services for people who are registered with GPs in Waltham Forest. The CCG is led by GPs and other clinicians so that services are aligned to patients' needs. Kirkdale House, 7 Kirkdale Road, Leytonstone, London, E11 1HP020 3688 2604 http://www.walthamforestccg.nhs.uk/
- Waltham Forest Memory ClinicWaltham Forest memory clinic offers assessment, diagnosis, treatment and therapeutic interventions to people aged 18 and over who experience memory problems.79 Red Oak Lodge, 17 Thorne Close, Langthorne Road, Leytonstone, London, E11 4HU0300 555 1270
- Faculty for the Psychology of Older PeopleThe Faculty for the Psychology of Older People (FPoP), formely known as PSIGE, is part of the British Psychological Society's Division of Clinical Psychology. It works to encourage the exchange of information, ideas and expertise about psychological approaches with older people.St Andrews House, 48 Princess Road East, Leicester, LE1 7DR0116 252 9515Reinhard.Guss@kmpt.nhs.ukhttp://www.psige.org/info/dementia+workstream