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Diagnosis and treatment for Fronto-temporal lobar degeneration (FTLD)

Thursday, 12 January 2012. Posted in Dementia

FTLD affects adults aged 40-60 and early symptoms can be similar to depression or Alzheimer’s disease. Specialist diagnosis is required as drug's used for Alzheimer's are not effect and can make the symptoms worse. At the Clinical Partners Memory Clinic our team led by Consultant Psychiatrist Paul Loughlin are able to assess, diagnose and provide on-going treatment as well as offer support and advice for family and friends when coping with the behavioural changes associated with the disease.

What is fronto-temporal lobar degeneration (FTLD)? Symptoms and treatment of FTLD FTLD is the term used to describe a group of dementias that affect the frontal lobes (the front top part of the brain) and/or the temporal lobes (the lower left and right ...

Diagnosis and treatment for Pick's Disease

Thursday, 12 January 2012. Posted in Dementia

Pick's disease is perhaps not such a well know dementia and it usually affects people between the ages of 40-60. Due to the age group of the sufferer's it can often be misdiagnosed as Alzheimer's or depression. It is therefore essential to get a proper assessment and diagnosis as drugs used of Alzheimer's can worsen the symptoms. Although it cannot be cured it can be managed with the right treatment. At Clinical Partners Memory Clinic our team lead by Consultant Psychiatrist Paul Loughlin are able to offer assessment, diagnosis and on-going treatment as well as offer support and advice for the individual and their friends and family.

What is Pick’s disease? Symptoms and treatment of Pick’s disease Pick’s disease is a condition closely related to ‘fronto-temporal lobar degeneration’ (FTLD) and is one of the rarer types of dementia. Unlike Alzheimer’s disease and some other forms of dementia, it usually affects ...

Diagnosis and treatment for Parkinson's Disease

Thursday, 12 January 2012. Posted in Dementia

Parkinson's disease can be difficult to diagnose in the early stages of the disease. As with all dementia illnesses an early diagnosis is imperative as it gives access to the correct treatment that will reduce the symptoms and can slow the progress of the disease. Clinical Partners Memory clinic offers a comprehensive assessment, diagnosis and treatment planning with their Consultant Psychiatrist, Dr Paul Loughlin, who specialises in dementia. We also have a team able to offer, support and advice for the individual and the family following the diagnosis.

What is Parkinson’s disease? Symptoms and treatment of Parkinson’s disease Parkinson’s disease is a degenerative disorder of the central nervous system and is usually known for its movement-related symptoms: tremors, shaking, rigidity, slowness of movement and difficulty with walking. However, it’s also a ...

Treatment for Dementia with Lewy bodies

Thursday, 12 January 2012. Posted in Dementia

Lewy Bodies Disease is similar to both Alzheimer's and Parkinson's diseases and can often be misdiagnosed. Specialist diagnosis is essential because sufferer's can have a reaction to the drugs used for other dementia diseases. Like other dementia diseases it sadly cannot be currently cured. However, with early diagnosis treatment can slow down the disease's progress. Consultant Psychiatrist, Dr Paul Loughlin, at Clinical Partners Memory Clinic is able to assess, diagnose and treat Lewy Bodies dementia and our team are able to offer support and advice to the individual and family to help them manage the illness following the diagnosis.

What is dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB) Symptoms and treatment of dementia with Lewy bodies Dementia with Lewy bodies is responsible for about 10% of all dementia cases, but tends to be under-diagnosed. It’s similar to both Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases, affects mostly ...

Treatment for Vascular Dementia

Thursday, 12 January 2012. Posted in Dementia

Vascular dementia, after Alzheimer's disease, is the most common cause of dementia. Although it cannot be cured an early diagnosis is essential as the treatment can be more effective and can potentially slow the degeneration. At Clinical Partners Memory Clinic, Dr Paul Loughlin our Consultant Psychiatrist specialising in dementia will be able to provide a complete assessment, diagnosis and treatment plan.

What is vascular dementia? Symptoms and treatment of vascular dementia After Alzheimer’s disease, vascular dementia is the second most common cause of dementia. As with the other causes of dementia, vascular dementia is irreversible and causes gradual, progressive damage to the brain. What are ...

Treatment for Alzheimer's disease

Thursday, 12 January 2012. Posted in Dementia

Alzheimer's is the most common illness associated with dementia. Although treatment cannot cure or reverse the decline it can help slow down its progress so an early diagnosis is recommended. At Clinical Partners Memory Clinic our Consultant Psychiatrist, Dr Paul Loughlin, specialises in the diagnosis and treatment of Alzheimer's disease. Our team are also able to assist the family and friends affected by coping with this illness.

What is Alzheimer’s disease? Symptoms and treatment of Alzheimer’s disease Alzheimer’s disease is the most common of all the diseases that cause dementia and is present in about 55% of all dementia cases. Treatment cannot reverse the decline but can help slow down its ...

Treatment for Dementia

Thursday, 12 January 2012. Posted in Dementia

There are many different causes of dementia and it is important to obtain the correct diagnosis to ensure that the most effective treatment programme is delivered. At Clinical Partners our Consultant Psychiatrist, Dr Paul Loughlin, specialises in the diagnosis and treatment of dementia at Clinical Partners Memory Clinic.

What is dementia? Symptoms and treatment of dementia Dementia is not a particular disease; it’s more like a set of symptoms of brain damage caused by one of various diseases – or by a series of small strokes. Dementia now affects about 750,000 people ...

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