Dr Amir Sajjadi, Psychiatrist

Dr Amir Sajjadi - MemoryClinix

Dr Sajjadi has been working in the NHS for the past 13 years and as a consultant for more than five years. He holds a Medical Doctorate (MD), a Master’s of Medical Science in Psychiatry (MMSc) and is a member of Royal College of Psychiatrists (MRCPsych).

He is also an Approved Clinician (AC) and is recognised under section 12(2) of the Mental Health Act as having specific expertise in the diagnosis and treatment of mental health problems.

Dr Sajjadi has first-hand experience of being a carer for a family member with dementia. He has a special interest in memory problems, while his work and research have mainly been focused on the delay and prevention of memory problems. 

His dissertation was a systematic review on vitamins and cognitive functioning. He has been co-author of books and has publications in peer-reviewed journals on the specific topics of delay and prevention of memory problems, including: “B vitamins and dementia”, “Lifestyle Change and the Prevention of Cognitive Decline and Dementia“ and “Recent developments in the treatment of Alzheimer’s Disease”.

Many older adults worry about their memory, but few consult their doctors. According to the latest research, there are 12 modifiable risk factors which can prevent or delay up to 40% of dementias. Many of memory problems can occur in middle-aged people.

Early investigation and treatment can reduce the chance of developing dementia in older age. It is never too early or too late in life, to prevent or delay dementia. Interventions should be individualised and consider the person as a whole, as well as their family carers.

It is possible to identify your risk factors – many of which are under your control – and advice how to reduce the risk of developing dementia. The sooner you start the better, because the subtlest cognitive decline can start 40 years before a diagnosis – but it is never too late. By measuring your cognitive function now, you can track improvement as you make positive changes.

Dr Sajjadi’s main clinical interests are:

  • Prevention and delay of memory problems
  • Dementia (Alzheimer’s, vascular, mixed)
  • Psychiatrist reports.

Dr Sajjadi communicates in both English and Farsi (Persian).

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