Bernard Laurent is professor of neurology and specialist in neuropsychology which he practiced in the University Hospital of St Etienne for 30 years; former president of the neuropsychology society, member of the academy of medicine, he is the author of numerous articles and books on memory and Alzheimer’s disease (see the issues of diagnosis in the appendix).
Sandrine Basaglia-Pappas, tholder of a speech therapy capacity certificate and a master 2 in psychology, neuropsychology option, doctoral student in cognitive psychology and neuropsychology, has worked with adults with aphasia of vascular and degenerative origin (primary progressive aphasia, Alzheimer’s disease, etc.), but also with children with dyslexia-dysorthography, memory disorders, attention disorders (ADHD) . She specializes in language, memory and executive functions. (see attached presentation of the APP).
Main service : memory consultation
we offer this consultation in order to provide the patient with answers to his questions concerning his memory difficulties (forgetting appointments, difficulties in managing administrative papers, forgetting objects, distractions, etc.) or language (such as lack of word). Are these disorders related to normal aging or related to an early pathology? In the event of sequelae (traumatic or vascular), is the disorder limited to one area or several, and depending on the neuropsychological assessment, what help can be offered … what prognosis can be made in terms of work?
Degenerative pathologies concerned : screening for degenerative diseases (mild neurocognitive disorders, Alzheimer’s disease, Lewy body disease, frontotemporal degeneration, degenerative aphasia, Balint syndrome, and other focal dementias)
but also non-degenerative: sequelae of stroke, head trauma, encephalitis, tumours, multiple sclerosis, etc.
Clinical screening test (to find out if a neuropsychological assessment is useful)
Organization of consultations:
A consultation will first be proposed by Professor Bernard Laurent, who will carry out an interrogation with neurological assessment in the form of questionnaires and a summary of clinical elements (treatments, histories of diseases) and an initial neuropsychological expertise of approximately one hour. Professor Laurent may request an additional neuropsychological assessment, carried out by Sandrine Basaglia-Pappas, in order to better clarify the cognitive difficulties. This assessment can be carried out in a single two-hour consultation. A second appointment, lasting an hour or even two, may be offered depending on the assessments requested by the neurologist (long-term memory, language, etc.). Following these assessments, the practitioners will work together to establish a diagnosis. Finally, a summary of the assessments will be specified to the patient during a “consultation-summary” with the neurologist.
Reports: each consultation will be followed by a report sent to the patient.
Imaging : Professor Laurent will be able to interpret the scanner or MRI sent beforehand via dismed.
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