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Athens Alzheimer’s Association

Day Center at Ilioupoli

 

Information

 

Types of Assessments
  • Neuropsychological Assessment by the use of appropriate validated in the Greek language Scales:

    • MINI MENTAL STATE EXAMINATION – MMSE
    • ADDENBROOKE’S COGNITIVE EXAMINATION –REVISED –      ACE-R
    • GEORGIA COMPLEX FIGURE
    • GREEK VERBAL LEARNING TEST
    • DIGIT SPAN
    • THE FRONTAL ASSESSMENT Battery – FAB
    • THE SEVERE MINI MENTAL STATE EXAMINATION – SMMSE
    • CLOCK DRAWING TEST
    • ZARIT BURDEN INTERVIEW (ZBI)
    • NPI – Neuropsychiatric Inventory
    • GERIATRIC DEPRESSION SCALE – GDS
    • BECK DEPRESSION INVENTORY  – BDI
    • FUNCTIONAL ACTIVITIES QUESTIONNAIRE (FAQ)
    • IADL
    • FUCAS
What should patients bring when visiting the clinic?
  • Insurance number
  • Reading Glasses (if needed)
  • Assistive Listening Headphones (if needed)
  • Previous tests
    • Current medication

    Research Activities

    EU Project Erasmus+

    Live and learn – Innovative ICT based learning and mentoring approaches for Alzheimer’s communities (DEM@ENTORING)

    https://www.dementoring.eu/

     

    EU Project Erasmus+

    Innovative Digital Training opportunities in Dementia for Direct Care Workers (iDO)

    http://idoproject.eu/

     

    EU Project Erasmus+

    Training of caregivers on early identification and diagnosis support of dementia (EARLYDEM)

     

    EU Project Erasmus+

    ehealth Literacy Learning Skills among carers of older people and people with Dementia (eLILY)

    http://elily.eu/

     

    Research productivity of the clinic with links to papers:

    • The Hellenic Longitudinal Investigation of Aging and Diet (HELIAD)
    Educational Activities
    • Educational Seminars for caregivers “Caregiver’s School”
    • Caregivers Psychoeducational Support Groups
    • Nursing Seminars for caregivers
    • CPR training for caregivers and health professionals
    • Educational Seminars for Health Professionals
    • Internship for Medical Students, Psychology students, Nursing School students, Speech therapy students, Sociology students etc.
    • Social Service
    Population to whom the services are addressed
    • Elderly people interested in dementia prevention activities
    • People with memory and cognitive disorders
    • People with all different types of dementia
    • Caregivers of people with dementia
      • Health Professionals interested in dementia

      Available Services
      • Services for patients:

        • Memory clinic (diagnosis and follow-up of people with MCI and all different types of dementia)
        • Occupational therapy
        • Speech therapy
        • Mental enhancement programs
        • Psychotherapeutic interventions
        • Physical exercise programs
        • Social service

         

        Services for caregivers:

        • Educational Seminars for caregivers “Caregiver’s School”
        • Individual Counselling
        • Psychotherapy
        • Alzheimer Café
        • Social Service

         

        All services are free of charge.

      Our Team

      Dr Paraskevi Sakka

      Dr Paraskevi Sakka

      Neurologist - Psychiatrist

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      Dr Paraskevi Sakka graduated from the Medical School of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (NKUA) from which she also obtained a specialty title in Neurology and Psychiatry. She completed her training at the Cambridge University Psychiatric Hospital, UK. She obtained a Ph.D. degree from the Medical School of NKUA. Since 2003, she has been Director of the Department of Neurodegenerative Brain Diseases – Memory Clinic of Hygeia Hospital in Athens. Her clinical work is seeing elderly patients with dementia and other neurodegenerative disorders. Her research interests include pharmacological and nonpharmacological treatments of dementia and the use of Technological Innovations in monitoring and supporting patients with cognitive impairment. She has participated in numerous Greek and international projects for dementia and other degenerative brain disorders. Dr. Sakka is particularly interested in the social aspects of dementia and the burden imposed on caregivers and families. She has founded the Athens Alzheimer Association in which has been continuously elected president, since 2002. During the last years she has been active in making Dementia a Public Health priority in Greece.  Since 2015, as Head of the Greek National Observatory for Dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease, Dr. Sakka has been working towards the development and the implementation of the Greek Dementia Action Plan.

      Dr Ioanna Vasilakou

      Dr Ioanna Vasilakou

      Neurologist

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      Dr Ioanna Vasilakou has graduated from the Medical School of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (NKUA). After the acquisition of a specialty title in Neurology in 2012, she participated in the special dispensaries of cognitive disorders of Aiginition Hospital. In the meantime, she was involved in recording and evaluation of participants in an epidemiological study named “ Diet and Alzheimer in Mediterranean”. Since 2015, when she started working for Athens Alzheimer Association, she has examined patients in several dispensaries specialized in memory problems. She recently got her postgraduate degree in “Clinical Neurophysiology” from the NKUA.

      Leonti Antigoni

      Leonti Antigoni

      Psychologist

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      Leonti Antigoni is a psychologist graduated from the Psychology department of Panteion University of Athens. She continued her studies obtaining a M.Sc. In the Psychology of Child Development from the University of Central Lancashire UK. Since 2017 she has been working in the Day Center for people with dementia of Athens Alzheimer Association, in Ilioupoli. Her clinical work is to apply neuropsychological evaluation and nonpharmacological interventions for people with dementia, as well as offer psychological support to caregivers.

      Contact Us!

      Agiou Konstantinou 7 St., Ilioupoli, 163 46

      Tel: +30 210 9706347

      e-mail: kentroalz@otenet.gr

       

      www.alzheimerathens.gr