Specialists in Dementia

Discussion in 'ARCHIVE FORUM: Support discussions' started by maren, May 4, 2008.

  1. maren

    maren Registered User

    Dec 15, 2007
    7
    Rayleigh Essex
    Can anybody recommend a private consultant that specialises in Dementia. My Mother was diagnosed two years ago with vascular dementia (mayabe alzheimers) and since then we have the 6monthly or so visit to the Mental Health Unit at the local Clinic.Each time I feel we are just going through the motions, same questions,same prognosis; keep taking the tablets which incidently are seroquel which depending upon which medical literature you read either may or may not help. I would like to therefore try to find someone who has been recommended that could perhaps offer up alternative medication and advice with this situation. Has anybody had experiences of specialists in this field.

    Mandy
     
  2. christine_batch

    christine_batch Registered User

    Jul 31, 2007
    3,388
    Buckinghamshire
    Hi Maren,
    Unfortunately, we are not able to recommend Doctors', Consultants.
    I am sure someone will come on line and correct me and give you advice.
    The only thing I can think of is in my personal opinion going back to the G.P. and relay your concerns there.
    Wishing you the very best
    Christine
     
  3. Brucie

    Brucie Registered User

    Jan 31, 2004
    12,413
    near London
    Hi Mandy,

    Christine is absolutely correct.

    One thing I will say is that, in the 7-8 years it took to diagnose my wife's dementia, we ran the gamut of consultants, NHS, and private - mostly the latter.

    The most impressive care came from the NHS. Private consultants were - for us - like a gravy train. Just my opinion, of course.

    You might try one alternative therapy Jan was offered - a digestive biscuit every 3 hours. This was Harley Street, by the way.

    Before the Daily Mail hears and puts out a headline "Biscuits cure for Alzheimer's" I should say it didn't work, and she got lots of crumbs in her handbag.

    I really suggest you return to your GP and as Christine suggests, explain your concerns, then ask to be referred.
     
  4. Margarita

    Margarita Registered User

    Feb 17, 2006
    10,824
    london
    #4 Margarita, May 5, 2008
    Last edited: May 5, 2008
    Admiral nurses are specialist in dementia

    http://www.fordementia.org.uk/admiral.htm

    They only a phone call away & they come out to your home if you want them to , it does not matter what stage of dementia the person is in. They tell you about medication and can give you advice . They could even answer your question about alternative medication
     

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