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S P Care Clinic Basford Consulting Rooms Memory Assessment CANTABmobile new test
Mr K Davies is a leading expert in his field,with over 20 years of experience,Mr Davies is also a Dementia Care Consultant.
By: s p care clinic
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.
Mr Davies has teamed up with Cambridge Cognition, the leading UK developer of neuropsychological tests, to offer the touch screen-based assessment .
The assessment helps spot early memory problems, detection of which provides information to GPs 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, and if there are any concerns then the client can raise them with their doctor who can then decide to initiate further investigation, since it is important to rule out other factors that may be affecting a person’s memory. .
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