Dr Chan has over 20 years' expertise in the management of a wide range of neurological disorders, including
- balance problems
- dizziness & vertigo
- multiple sclerosis
- neuralgias and other pains
- numbness and/or weakness of the limbs
- Parkinson's disease
- peripheral neuropathy
There are many causes of memory impairment. Memory decline may simply reflect the normal aging process. Problems with memory and thinking can occur as a side effect of medications, poor sleep, anxiety, depression and as a consequence of chronic medical conditions. However, changes in memory may also represent the first symptoms of Alzheimer's disease. Expert assessment and investigations are required to determine the correct diagnosis and management.
The number of people with dementia is rising with the aging of the population. Alzheimer's disease is the commonest cause of dementia, but dementia can also be caused by other conditions such as Lewy body dementia, frontotemporal dementia and vascular dementia. Each of these conditions differs in terms of symptoms, impact on daily life, examination findings and medical management.
Initial consultations will involve a full assessment of symptoms, neurological examination, arrangement of investigations (eg blood tests, scans, brain/nerve/muscle electrical studies), discussion of diagnosis and treatment options.