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Dr Colin Mitchell

Dr Colin Mitchell Graduated in Medicine in 2002 from Edinburgh University. He has served as a Senior House Officer and Specialist Registrar at various hospitals throughout the UK and also the Maroondah Hospital in Melbourne. He is now a consultant Geriatrician and Physician at St. Mary’s Hospital in London. His extra-clinical work includes positions as speaker at the Elder Care /Ageing Seminars for the Working Parent Company and as an Honorary Lecturer for Imperial College. Colin has a special interest in using Information Technology and Social Media to improve training and service design and has authored numerous articles and presentations on the subject, such as “Using smartphones and the medical web to become a more up-to-date, productive and informed physician” (CME – Geriatric Medicine, Jun 2011).

Expertise

Colin is specialised in the diagnosis and treatment of older adults (aged over 50) with a wide range of conditions including:

Arthritis – Osteoarthritis / Joint pain
Alzheimer’s disease
Vascular dementia
Hypertension
Frailty
Immobility & Falls
Mild Cognitive Impairment
Parkinson’s disease
Capacity Assessment
Dizziness / blackouts
Weight changes

Assessment and Treatment

Colin provides thorough diagnostic assessments, treatment and ongoing reviews. He aims to see you within a matter of days from referral and can see you at your home or at our consulting rooms.

Appointment prices

Initial assessment of 90 minutes incl. report, priced at £450.

Optional follow-ups at £300 for 60 minutes, and £200 for 30 minutes.

Home visit supplements starting from £100.

Dr Giovanna Zamboni

Dr Giovanna Zamboni is a Senior Clinical Fellow and Honorary Consultant Neurologist at the Nuffield Department of Clinical Neurology, University of Oxford.  She graduated in Medicine and Surgery and specialized in Neurology at the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy, where she developed a special interest in dementia and cognitive disorders and worked in memory clinics while also continuing her clinical training in general neurology. She then worked as postdoctoral fellow for almost three years at the National Institutes of Health in the United States. In 2008 she joined the Oxford Project to Investigate Memory and Ageing (OPTIMA) to lead the continued development of the neuroimaging research while working as Locum Consultant in the Oxford Memory Clinic (OXMAC) of the John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford.  In 2012 she obtained a doctoral degree (DPhil) defending a thesis entitled “Structural and functional magnetic resonance imaging in the prediction and characterization of Alzheimer’s disease and Mild Cognitive Impairment”. She is currently responsible for the continued development of functional imaging research of the Stroke and Dementia Prevention Research Unit in Oxford. She is author of several papers and publications in the fields of imaging and dementia. Her clinical expertise is in the early detection of cognitive impairment and in the differential diagnosis of atypical dementia.

Expertise

Giovanna is specialised in the diagnosis and treatment of older adults (aged over 50) with a wide range of conditions including:

Alzheimer’s disease
Vascular dementia
Lewy Body dementia
Fronto-temporal dementia
Posterior cortical atrophy and other atypical dementias
Mild Cognitive Impairment
Parkinson’s disease
Atypical Parkinsonian syndromes – Progressive Supranuclear Palsy, Corticobasal Degeneration Syndrome, Multisystem Atrophy
Epilepsy & seizures
Sleep Disorders
Neuropathy
Headache

Assessment and Treatment

Giovanna provides thorough diagnostic assessments, treatment and ongoing reviews. She aims to see you within a matter of days from referral and can see you at your home or at our consulting rooms.

Appointment prices

Initial assessment of 60 minutes incl. report, priced at £300.

Initial assessment of 90 minutes incl. report, priced at £450.

Optional follow-ups at £300 for 60 minutes, and £200 for 30 minutes.

Home visit supplements starting from £100.

Dr Brian Parsons

Dr Brian Parsons is a Consultant Psychiatrist specialising in the mental health of older adults. He studied Medicine at University College, Dublin. After completing his Medical and Surgical residency posts he trained in General Practice and obtained membership of the Irish College of General Practitioners. Dr Parsons then went on to train in psychiatry in Ireland, Australia and the United Kingdom gaining a CCT (Certificate of Completion of Training) in General Adult and Old Age Psychiatry with an endorsement in Liaison Psychiatry. He took a substantive consultant post with Surrey & Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust in 2007 where he is currently working as a Community Consultant Old Age Psychiatrist.

Dr Parsons has previously managed in-patients with functional mental illness and dementia, as well as providing Liaison Psychiatry services to St. Peter’s Hospital in Chertsey. He was the Trust Clinical Lead for the “Enhancing Quality Programme for Dementia” and his Memory Service has been accredited as “Excellent” by the Memory Services National Accreditation Programme (Royal College of Psychiatrists) in 2015.

Dr Parsons has recently completed a four year term as an Elected Member of the Executive Committee of the South East Division of the Royal College of Psychiatrists. He became a member of the Royal College of Psychiatrists in 2002 and was awarded a Higher Diploma in Healthcare Risk Management in 2003.

Expertise

He is specialised in the diagnosis and treatment of older adults (aged over 50) with a wide range of conditions including:

  • Anxiety disorders
  • Depression
  • Alzheimer’s disease
  • Vascular dementia
  • Lewy body dementia
  • Mild cognitive impairment
  • Panic disorders
  • Capacity assessment
  • Psychosis

Research and Publications

Das K, Davis R, Du Toit B, Parsons B ‘Sporadic Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease: a description of two cases’,
International Psychogeriatrics  24(7): 1183-1185 (2012)

Parsons B, Agrawal N ‘Acute confusional state’, British Medical Journal, e-learning on-line programme
http://learning.bmj.com/learning/search-result.html?moduleId=10007766

Campbell F, Parsons B, Loane R ‘An analysis of referral letters to a department of Old Age Psychiatry’, Irish Journal of Psychological Medicine  25(1) (2008)

Parsons B, Kennedy M ‘A review of recorded information given to patients commenced on clozapine and the development of guidelines on disclosure, a key component of informed’,  Journal of Medical Ethics  33:564-567 (2007)

Walsh I, Regan J, Sowman R, Parsons B, McKay AP ‘Prevalence of language, communication and swallowing disorders in mental health service attenders’, Irish Journal of Psychological Medicine  24(3):89-93 (2007)

Campbell F, Parsons B ‘Anxiety disorders mental health distance learning module’, Forum, Journal of the Irish College of General Practitioners  23(12): module 112 (2006)

Murphy M, Nathan M, Lee E, Parsons B, Gunasekera L ‘Oedipism: autoenucleation in a patient with schizophrenia’, case report
Irish Journal of Psychological Medicine  23(4): 159-160 (2006)

Parsons B, McCabe B ‘Diagnosis and management of anxiety disorders in primary care’, Forum, Journal of Irish College of General Practitioners 6(1): 14-18 (2006)

Bedford D, Igoe G, White M, Parsons B, Foyle D, Howell F, Corcoran, R ‘The acceptability of pneumococcal vaccine to older persons in Ireland’, Irish Medical Journal 93 (2): 48-9 (2000)

Parsons B ‘General Practice and the ageing Irish’, Forum, Journal of the Irish College of General Practitioners 12 (3): 38-40 (1995)

Assessment and Treatment

Brian provides thorough diagnostic assessments, treatment and ongoing reviews. He aims to see you within a matter of days from referral and can see you at your home or at our consulting rooms.

Appointment prices

Initial assessment of 90 minutes incl. report, priced at £450.

Comprehensive diagnostic & capacity assessment of 120 minutes incl. report, priced at £750.

Optional follow-ups at £300 for 60 minutes, and £200 for 30 minutes.

Home visit supplements starting from £100.

Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI)


Help with MCI in later life.

Have you ever gone into a room and forgotten what you went in for? That’s quite normal. We all forget things from time to time, especially when preoccupied or distracted – and as we get older we all experience subtle memory loss. This would not usually cause any difficulty except for mild inconvenience.

But if you begin to forget things more frequently it may be a sign of Mild Cognitive Impairment. This is a condition in which there is a slightly more obvious problem with memory (or other aspects of brain function such as planning, recognition or use of language) but not so much as to be diagnosed as Dementia.

Find out more about MCI

What are the symptoms?

Often the only symptom of MCI is having problems with remembering things such as names, appointments or conversations. This is not bad enough to affect day-to-day living and often the lost memory will return later. 

What are the causes?

With some people, MCI is a symptom of early dementia. However, others may have symptoms of MCI because they are depressed or anxious. For others no cause for the MCI can be found and it will not progress over time. At the moment it is not really possible to tell for sure which people with MCI will go on to get dementia.

Key facts about MCI

  • Because of problems in defining and identifying MCI, studies have come up with very different figures about how common it is.
  • It probably affects somewhere between 5% and 30% of older people.
  • About 1/3 of people with MCI will develop dementia over 5 years.

How will it affect me?

MCI usually causes nothing more than mild inconvenience. It may be embarrassing to forget someone’s name, or a recent conversation. It may also make you worried that something more serious is the cause.

How is it diagnosed?

MCI is diagnosed by taking a full account of the symptoms and how they have developed over time. A test of brain function, known as a cognitive test, is also helpful. Sometimes a brain scan will be needed to exclude other conditions as causes. Because the symptoms may be caused by Depression or Anxiety, the doctor will want to take a full account of your mental health too.

How is it treated?

Keeping fit and healthy, taking exercise and exercising your brain (reading, doing crosswords or Sudoku puzzles or playing bridge are just a few examples) is thought to be important in maintaining a healthy brain. If you have diabetes or high blood pressure these should be controlled well. Anti-dementia drugs are not thought to be helpful in MCI. If the person with MCI has Depression or Anxiety, treating these conditions may help the symptoms.

We’re Red & Yellow Care, the
health experts for later life.

At Red & Yellow Care we specialise in diagnosis, treatment, care and advice for older adults. Our approach is unique – we build a complete picture of the individual – and we treat them like an individual. We guarantee fast and flexible appointments with the very best specialists.

Meet some of our consultants.

Dr James Warner

Consultant Psychiatrist

Psychiatry

Dr Hema Ananth

Consultant Psychiatrist

Psychiatry

Dr Brian Parsons

Consultant Psychiatrist

Psychiatry

Dr Giovanna Zamboni

Consultant Neurologist

Neurology

Dr Colin Mitchell

Consultant Geriatrician

Geriatrics

Smarter, faster, easier and
more thorough healthcare.

Expert

We have the best consultants and other specialists dedicated to the health of older people.

Fast

We aim for our specialists to see you within a matter of days, and within 24 hours for urgent appointments.

Flexible

We fit our service around you. Planning your appointments where and when suits you best.

Comprehensive

We are committed to
giving you the most thorough assessment, treatment and care.

How we can help

Because we are the specialists in health for older adults, we can offer all the expertise you need from one source.

We usually visit you at home, or alternatively can see you at our Consulting Rooms. We aim to arrange all appointments within a matter of days.

Clear and simple pricing.


First appointment up to 90 minutes, priced at £450.

Further appointments at £300 up to 60 minutes, £200 for 30 minutes.

Home visit supplements starting from £100.

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  • The fact that you promised to tailor your service around my mother and give full and constant support was very attractive and not something we had come across previously.

    Matt – son and carer
  • My decisions, greatly helped by my wife, family and friends, were also sustained by the team from Red & Yellow Care.

    Bernard – person with dementia
  • Your team have been amazing. I’m happy again; laughing, walking, talking, playing the piano, and have no worry.

    Harry – person with mild cognitive impairment

    Dr Ramin Nilforooshan

    Dr Ramin Nilforooshan is a Consultant Psychiatrist, specialising in Older Adult Mental Health. He completed his psychiatric training in Guy’s and Maudsley Rotation and has been a Consultant Psychiatrist for Older Adults in Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust since 2011 and is now also Associate Medical Director for research and development.

    He is specialty lead for dementia research for Kent, Surrey and Sussex, Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer at University of Surrey and Senior Research Fellow at King’s College London.

    Expertise

    He is specialised in the diagnosis and treatment of older adults (aged over 50) with a wide range of conditions including:

    • Anxiety disorders
    • Depression
    • Alzheimer’s disease
    • Vascular dementia
    • Lewy body dementia
    • Assessment of Capacity
    • Schizophrenia and all psychosis

    Assessment and Treatment

    Ramin provides thorough diagnostic assessments, treatment and ongoing reviews. He aims to see you within a matter of days from referral and can see you at your home or at our consulting rooms.

    Appointment prices

    Initial assessment of 90 minutes incl. report, priced at £450.

    Comprehensive diagnostic & capacity assessment of 120 minutes incl. report, priced at £750.

    Optional follow-ups at £300 for 60 minutes, and £200 for 30 minutes.

    Home visit supplements starting from £100.

    Dr Hema Ananth

    Dr Hema Ananth qualified from UCL in 1995 and has now been established as a Consultant Psychiatrist for 12 years. She completed her Psychiatric training on the Royal Free Training Scheme. Hema was awarded the Fellowship of the Royal College of Psychiatrists in 2012 for her contribution to Psychiatry. Her NHS work is in Hertfordshire, where she is the lead for the local Memory Service. This involves close work with the Alzheimer’s Society, with whom she has been involved in a voluntary capacity. Hema is the Chair of the Herts Old Age Psychiatry Group and also sits on the Ethics Executive. She has been involved in private practice for 10 years.

    Hema is actively involved in Medical Education of Junior Doctors and is a Tutor and enrolled in a Masters in Medical Education. She was elected Secretary of the Psychiatry Council at The Royal Society of Medicine where she promotes Psychiatry and inputs into conferences. She has previously been on the Liaison Faculty and Women in Psychiatry Group at The Royal College of Psychiatrists and remains an active member of the Old Age Faculty.

    Expertise

    Hema is specialised in the diagnosis and treatment of older adults (aged over 50) with a wide range of conditions including:

    • Anxiety Disorders
    • Depression
    • Alzheimer’s disease
    • Vascular dementia
    • Lewy Body dementia
    • Mild Cognitive Impairment
    • Panic Disorders
    • Capacity Assessment
    • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)

    Research and Publications

    Beveridge E A, Ananth H, Scurlock H J ‘What protection for the unborn child of a psychologically vulnerable adult?’ Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine.96(2):92-93, February 2003.

    Ananth H, Jones L, King M and Tookman A ‘The Impact of Cancer on Sexual Function:A Controlled Study’ Palliative Medicine, 2003; 17: 202-205

    Invited speaker at Marie Curie Research and Development Conference 2002, 2005 and St George’s Hospital 2002.

    Campbell PG and Ananth H ‘Graduates: In: Jacoby R, Oppenheimer C, eds: Psychiatry in the Elderly’ Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002, pp 762-799.

    Ananth H, Popescu I, Good CD, Critchley HD, Frackowiak RSJ, Dolan RJ ‘Cortical and Subcortical Gray Matter Abnormalities in Schizophrenia: Optimized Volumetric Voxel-Based Morphometry of Structural Magnetic Resonance Imaging’ Am J Psychiatry 159:1497 – 1505, September 2002

    Poster presentation at International Schizophrenia Conference, Davos 2002.

    Critchley HD, Ananth H, Popescu I, Good CD, Frackowiak RSJ, Dolan RJ: Cortical and thalamic grey matter abnormalities in Schizophrenia: optimized volumetric Voxel-based morphometry of structural magnetic resonance imaging Schizophrenia Research 53, Suppl A181

    Currently collaborating with Research & development team looking into category-specific object naming in dementia: Category-Specific Object Naming in Dementia of Probable Alzheimer Type: naming pictures of living and non-living things, actively recruit for DENDRON.

    Posters at Royal College of Psychiatrists: 2012 Prevalence of Depression in non-referred patients in the General Hospital, 2015 Eating Disorders in the Elderly and Developing a Template for GP letters following a Memory Clinic Assessment

    Assessment and Treatment

    Hema provides thorough diagnostic assessments, treatment and ongoing reviews. She aims to see you within a matter of days from referral and can see you at your home or at our consulting rooms at The Medical Chambers Kensington or Queen Square Private Consulting Rooms.

    Appointment prices

    Initial assessment of 90 minutes incl. report, priced at £450.

    Comprehensive diagnostic & capacity assessment of 120 minutes incl. report, priced at £750.

    Optional follow-ups at £300 for 60 minutes, and £200 for 30 minutes.

    Home visit supplements starting from £100.

    Dr Farooq Khan

    Dr Khan works as Consultant Psychiatrist at the Birmingham and Solihull NHS Mental Health Foundation Trust. Dr Khan has outstanding qualifications including Masters in Psychiatry, MRCPsych, he is the Fellow at the Indian Psychiatric Society and holds Masters in Medical Education. He had a comprehensive and wide ranged professional experience of working in adult, old age, child, alcohol and substance use, learning disability, assertive outreach and Forensic Psychiatry right from the beginning of his career in psychiatry before aspiring to become expert in older people’s mental health problems.

    Dr Khan is a member of editorial review board of a Medical Journal and has more than 30 publications in National and International Medical Journals. Dr Khan has broad based research experience both being the lead and co-investigator in number of projects (completed and ongoing). All of these projects are clinical and related to both the workplace and academic institutions. Dr Khan has presented papers / posters in more than 30 National and International Conferences winning medals and awards.

    Dr Khan is the Regional Representative of for Royal College of Psychiatrists – West Midlands Region for Faculty of Old age Psychiatry.

    Dr Khan holds a Senior Lecturer post at the University of Chester, he is Hon Senior Clinical Lecturer at the Aston Medical School and also Senior Clinical Examiner at the Birmingham Medical School (Psychiatry).

    Expertise

    He is specialist in the diagnosis and treatment of older adults (aged over 50) with a wide range of conditions including:

    • Depression
    • Dementia of different types including Alzheimer’s, Vascular, Mixed, Lewy-body, Parkinson’s dementia
    • Anxiety disorders
    • Schizophrenia and other psychotic conditions
    • Mental Capacity Assessments including testamentary capacity assessments

    Research and publications

    Kumararatne G., Khan, F. Issues in Dementia: What do we know to date? Geriatric Medicine (GM) March 2016 edition; 15-20.

    Kumararatne G., Khan, F. Issues in Dementia: What do we know to date? Geriatric Medicine (GM) Feb 2016 edition; 28-34.

    Tsaroucha A., Kingston, P., Khan, F., Hassiem, F. The relationship between oral/dental pain and behavioural and psychological symptoms of dementia (BPSD) among elderly residents in nursing homes. The Journal of New Writing in Health and Social Care 2015, 1(2).

    Khan F. Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI) or Normal Ageing! Journal of Gerontology and Geriatric Research 2015; 4(4).

    Khan FA, Sehgal T, Tadros G, Holmes J. Descriptive psychiatric profile of patients presenting with overdose in an inner city hospital. AP J Psychol Med 2014; 15(2): 181-6.

    Khan F, Kingston P. Retirement and Mental Health, Old Age Psychiatrist 2014; (59). Available at: http://www.rcpsych.ac.uk/pdf/121213-RETIREMENT%20AND%20MENTAL%20HEALTH%20NEWS%20LETTER%20EDITED%2021.pdf

    Khan F, Malik A, Azeem S, Abeyagunaratne J, Azeem H, Ali MS. Contemporary issues in liaison psychiatry and growing older adult population in India: experiences from UK initiatives AP J Psychol Med 2013; 14 (1): 25-32.

    Khan F, Tadros G. Physician-assisted suicide and euthanasia in Indian context: Sooner or later the need to ponder! Indian J Psychol Med 2013; 35:101-5.

    Khan, F. & Tadros, G. (2013). Complexity in cognitive assessment of elderly British Minority Ethnic groups (BME): cultural perspective. Dementia: International Journal of Social Research and Practice doi: 10.1177/1471301213475539.

    Rakhawy, M., Tadros, G., Khan, F., Al-Houssini, A.M. (2013). Euthanasia and Physician- assisted suicide: historical and religious perspective in the Middle East. International Psychiatry 2013; 10(1): 20-21.

    Khan, F. A., Rice, D. and Tadros, G. The use of supportive observations within an inpatient mental health unit for older people and dilemma of using the Mental Health Act (2007) or the Mental Capacity Act (2005) in England and Wales. Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing; 2013 Feb; 20(1): 91-6.

    Khan, F. (2011). Being Monolingual, Bilingual or Multilingual – Pros and cons in Dementia patients. International Psychiatry Journal, 8(4): 96-98.

    Khan, F & Bernadt, M. (2011). Intense suicidal thoughts and self-harm following Escitalopram treatment. Indian Journal of Psychological Medicine, 33(1): 74-76.

    Khan, F. & Curtice, M. (2011). Nonpharmacological management of behavioural symptoms of dementia. British Journal of Community Nursing, 16(9): 441-449.

    Khan, F. & Curtice, M. (2011). Diagnostic dilemma in an elderly woman. British Medical Journal, 342:d969.

    Tadros, G., Rakhawy, M. Y., Khoweiled, A., El-Houssini, A. M. & Khan, F. (2011). Perception of physician-assisted suicide among Egyptian Psychiatrists – cultural perspective. The Psychiatrist, 35: 15-18.

    Assessment and Treatment

    Farooq provides thorough diagnostic assessments, treatment and ongoing reviews. He aims to see you within a matter of days from referral and can see you at your home or at our consulting rooms.

    Appointment prices

    Initial assessment of 90 minutes incl. report, priced at £450.

    Capacity assessment of 60 minutes incl. report, priced at £375.

    Comprehensive diagnostic & capacity assessment of 120 minutes incl. report, priced at £750.

    Optional follow-ups at £300 for 60 minutes, and £200 for 30 minutes.

    Home visit supplements starting from £100.

    Dr Claudia Wald

    Dr Wald is a Consultant Psychiatrist specialising in the mental health of older adults. She gained dual accreditation in adult and older adult psychiatry from the Royal College of Psychiatrists in 1998 and have been a Consultant Psychiatrist for Older Adults in Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust since 2003. As a Consultant Psychiatrist, she has had a wide range of experience in overseeing services including older adult in-patient wards, an NHS-funded continuing care home for people with mental illness and associated challenging behaviours, an older adult community mental health team and older adult liaison services at Chelsea & Westminster Hospital and St Mary’s Hospital in Paddington.

    She established the Westminster Memory Service in 2009 and the Kensington & Chelsea Memory Service in 2011 which have both repeatedly been nationally accredited with excellence by the Royal College of Psychiatrists and which were awarded The Royal College’s Older Adult Team of the Year in 2015. She has extensive experience in the diagnosis and management of cognitive disorders and the psychiatric and behavioural symptoms which commonly accompany these conditions. Dr Wald also have extensive experience in the diagnosis, treatment and management of functional mental illnesses such mood disorders and psychosis as well as capacity assessments.

    Expertise

    Claudia is specialised in the diagnosis and treatment of older adults (aged over 50) with a wide range of conditions including:

    • Anxiety disorders
    • Depression
    • Vascular dementia
    • Panic disorders
    • Capacity assessment
    • Alzheimer’s disease
    • Lewy body dementia
    • Mild cognitive impairment
    • Other dementias

    Assessment and Treatment

    Claudia provides thorough diagnostic assessments, treatment and ongoing reviews. She aims to see you within a matter of days from referral and can see you at your home or at our consulting rooms at The Medical Chambers Kensington or Queen Square Private Consulting Rooms.

    Appointment prices

    Initial assessment of 90 minutes incl. report, priced at £450.

    Capacity assessment of 60 minutes incl. report, priced at £375.

    Comprehensive diagnostic & capacity assessment of 120 minutes incl. report, priced at £750.

    Optional follow-ups at £300 for 60 minutes, and £200 for 30 minutes.

    Home visit supplements starting from £100.