About US

HYGEIA HOSPITAL

Neurodegenerative Brain Diseases Department – Memory Clinic

 

Information

 

Types of Assessments
  • MINI MENTAL STATE EXAMINATION – MMSE
  • ADDENBROOKE’S COGNITIVE EXAMINATION –REVISED –      ACE-R
  • DIGIT SPAN
  • THE FRONTAL ASSESSMENT Battery – FAB
  • GERIATRIC DEPRESSION SCALE – GDS
  • BECK DEPRESSION INVENTORY  – BDI
  • CLOCK DRAWING TEST
  • ZARIT BURDEN INTERVIEW (ZBI)
What should patients bring when visiting the clinic?
  • Social Security number AMKA

  • Recent results of blood and imaging tests,

  • Current medication,

  • Reading glasses

    If applicable , to be accompanied by a carer

Research Activities

Clinical trials

2018-2020: EISAI- BIOGEN. A placebo controlled, double blind, parallel group clinical trial for the safety and efficacy of E2609 in Early Alzheimer’s Disease.

Educational Activities
  • Seminars for carers

  • Seminars for Health professionals

Population to whom the services are addressed
  • People with memory problems

  • People with Alzheimer’ s Disease or other neurodegenerative dementias

  • Carers of people with dementia

Available Services
  • Neurological,

  • Psychiatric and neuropsychological evaluation and follow up of people with memory problems and dementia

  • Psychological Support for Caregivers

  • Cognitive training sessions

Our Team

Paraskevi Sakka

Paraskevi Sakka

Neurologist/ Psychiatrist, Director of Neurodegenerative Diseases Department

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Dr Paraskevi Sakka completed her medical training at the Cambridge University Psychiatric Hospital, UK. Since 2003, she has been Director of the Department of Neurodegenerative Brain Diseases – Memory Clinic of Hygeia Hospital in Athens. 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 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, she has been working towards the development and the implementation of the Greek Dementia Action Plan.

Kynthia Kondyli

Kynthia Kondyli

Neurologist

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From 2007 to 2008 she worked as Neurologist in the Metropolitan Hospital of Athens. From May 2008 up to present she is a registrar at the Neurodegenerative Brain Diseases Department of Hygeia Hospital in Athens and a consultant neurologist for Outpatient Clinic of HYGEIA hospital and hospitalized patients. She was a  consultant neurologist in “AKTIOS”  Elderly Care Units from July 2008 to June 2013.

Kostas Nikolaou

Kostas Nikolaou

Psychiatrist

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He has been an associate at the
department of Neurology of NIMTS
Veterans Hospital in Athens from
1999 to 2003. In 2003 he became
member of staff at the Department of
Brain Neurodegenerative Diseases at
HYGEIA Hospital, Athens. He has been
working in Alzheimer Athens Day
Care centers since 2007, his main
duties being diagnosis, treatment and
monitoring of patients as well as
psychological support of families. His research interests include
psychological symptoms of Dementia
and the psychological burden of
family caregivers. Since 1999 he
maintains a private practice office.
Eleni Margioti

Eleni Margioti

Neuropsycologist

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She works in the Athens Alzheimer’s Association since 2007 and she coordinates a Dementia Day Care Center in Maroussi since 2012. Additionally, she participates in research programs (HELIAD) in collaboration with the A’ Neurological Clinic of Eginition Hospital from 2009 until today. Her clinical and research interests focus on neurodegenerative brain diseases, risk factors and prevention strategies for dementia.

Nikolina Kapsali

Nikolina Kapsali

Psychologist

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Nikolina Kapsali holds a B.A. in Psychology from Aristotle University of Thessaloniki Greece and  she is currently undertaking a Master’s degree in Health Care Management at Hellenic Open University. She is specialized in Systemic and Counseling Psychotherapy. Since 2016 she works as a psychologist at the Neurodegenerative Diseases Department – Memory Clinic of HYGEIA Hospital, Athens. She has previously been a volunteerpsychometrician in the Day Care Center of Athens Alzheimer’s Association. 

Central secretarial support

Central secretarial support

Contact Us!

5, Erythrou Stavrou, 15123 Maroussi

Tel: +302106867079

Tel: +302106867099

e-mail: degen.brain@hygeia.gr 

www.hygeia.gr