Mr K Davies Dementia Consultant Liverpool

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Published: 18th June 2015
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It is estimated that 850,000 people in England have dementia. That figure is expected to double in the next 30 years. Currently fewer than half of people ...with dementia have been diagnosed. The government says the overall dementia diagnosis rate in England – about 45% – is “shockingly low”. The issue was raised as a priority a year ago in the prime minister’s “challenge on dementia”.

Mr K Davies is a leading expert in his field,with over 20 years of experience,Mr Davies is also a Dementia Care Consultant
Home Visits Available.
Dementia is not a disease in its own right, but a progressive and largely irreversible clinical syndrome. Dementia is a range of symptoms that occur as a result of damage or changes to the Brain, characterised by a widespread impairment of mental function. This damage may be due to Disease or natural processes such as ageing. Although many people with Dementia can retain a positive personality, they can experience some or all of the following as there condition progresses. Memory loss, loss of language,disorientation,changes in personality,difficulties with daily living,self neglect,psychiatric problems,such as apathy,and depression and out of character behaviors such as aggression and sleep disturbances.

‘An early diagnosis is hugely important as it enables people with dementia to understand their condition, access treatments that could help relieve their symptoms and gives them time to plan for the future. Support following the diagnosis is also vital if people with dementia and their carers are to have the best quality of life possible

Mr Davies has recently deployed the CANTABmobile system, developed by Cambridge Cognition, to offer the touch screen-based assessment

The assessment helps spot early memory problems, detection of which provides information to be considered when making a diagnosis. While memory problems might have a number of explanations, older people can be concerned that they might be an early sign of dementia

“We were very excited when we heard about CANTABmobile and were keen to offer this service, as we want to do all we can to assist people with memory impairment and, just as importantly, provide doctors with information that can help with the early detection of dementia,.

The assessment takes the form of a game and is carried out on an iPad. The results are immediately compared to a database of more than 5,000 people, so that an evaluation can be made as to whether a person’s memory is ‘normal’ for their age, gender and level of education.

The results are discussed with the patient We will also Write to the GP with the result.

Mr Davies said: “It’s been shown that early detection of the issue is vital in helping people with memory loss and, if dementia is the cause, with dealing with the consequences of dementia. It won’t stop the disease, but it gives the person time to learn new skills and habits and may help minimize the impact of the symptoms

He added: “Many people suffering with memory impairment don’t get to the doctor or are put off by the test.
This device can be used in patients homes,care homes,day centres,and at our clinic
.A consultation is normally undertaken following a referral from your GP. However, you may wish to self-refer without visiting your GP. the Clinic specialises in the assessment of memory problems, which may or may not be part of an illness such as Alzheimer’s or other form of Dementia.
Do you OR anyone you care for
◦Get confused doing ordinary things?
◦Have difficulty in filling in a form, reading or concentrating?
◦Find it hard to remember a story on television?
◦Have trouble remembering recent events?
◦Have word finding problems?

If you or someone you care for is experiencing any of the above, the sooner an assessment is made, the sooner appropriate treatment or support can be offered.
We recommend that you talk to your GP. If necessary, he or she can refer you privately to The Clinic.
Alternatively if you prefer to make an appointment direct with The Clinic please find our contact details on the home page.

This appointment involves Mr Davies talking with the patient and a relative (or close friend), who is able to explain the difficulties or problems being experienced and their effect on daily living. Mr Davies will carry out some tests to find out the strengths and weaknesses of memory, so it is important to take along reading glasses or hearing aids if these are used. It also involves gathering detailed information about the patient’s background, past medical history, any current medical problems.

By the end of the appointment the clinic aim to have completed an assessment, discussed the results and helped plan any future treatment or care. Details of other services which may be helpful will also be made available.
After each assessment a letter will be sent to your GP to let him/her know the results. You will be offered a copy of this letter.
We will see patients within 7 to 14 days

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