Akshay is currently at UCL, studying as a Wolfson Clinical Research Fellow, doing a PhD in neurodegenerative disease. He has a special interest in dementia and cognition, and is currently running a PET study to develop a novel way of measuring neuro-inflammation in patients with Alzheimer's disease. He has a broader interest in the biological basis of mental illness and was recently a co-author of the 'Neuroscience and Mental Illness' chapter in the Chief Medical Officer's recent report.
Akshay Nair summarises a recent clinical update for mental health professionals on driving and dementia, published in Evidence Based Mental Health.[read the full story...]
Akshay Nair explores the results of a systematic review of cognitive tests for dementia and mild cognitive impairment, which focuses on the MMSE, Mini-Cog, ACE-R and MoCA instruments. Along the way he explains how diagnostic tests work and how sensitivity and specificity are useful measures to get your head around.[read the full story...]
Akshay Nair summarises a recent systematic review and meta-analysis of modifiable predictors of dementia in mild cognitive impairment. The meta-analysis finds that diabetes and the presence of any neuropsychiatric symptoms significantly predicted the conversion of mild cognitive impairment to dementia.[read the full story...]