Dr Sajjadi is a Medical Doctor and has been working in the NHS for the past 14 years and as an NHS consultant for over 6 years. He holds a Medical Doctorate (MD), a Master’s of Medical Science in Psychiatry (MMSc), and is a member of Royal College of Psychiatrist (MRCPsych). He is also an Approved Clinician 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 been assessing and treating NHS patients with memory problems for over 10 years. Dr Sajjadi has first hand experience of being a caregiver for a family member with Dementia. He developed special interest in memory problems. His works and research have been mainly focussed on delay and prevention of memory problems. His desertion 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. i.e. “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 age 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, Vascular, Mixed)
- Psychiatrist reports, Capacity assessment and lasting power of attorney
- Anxiety, OCD, phobia, and stress-related disorders
- Depression and bipolar disorder
Dr Sajjadi communicates in English and Farsi (Persian)