Παρασκευή Σακκά

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Bio

Dr Paraskevi Sakka obtained her diploma in Medicine from the University of Athens in 1977 and specialty title in Neurology and Psychiatry in 1982. She spent one year at the Cambridge University Psychiatric Hospital, UK (1982-83).

Since December 1983 she has worked at the Neurology Department of Athens Veterans Hospital where she has organized and directed a Memory Clinic (1997-2003). She obtained her Ph.D. degree from the Medical University of Athens in 1996: “HM-PAO SPECT in dementia”. Since October 2003 she has been Director of the Department of Neurodegenerative Brain Diseases – Memory Clinic of Hygeia Hospital, Athens Greece.

Her scientific activities spread over a number of areas and she has participated as invited speaker in a number of national and international conferences. She has published numerous Greek and English papers. She participates in greek and international research projects for dementia, in pharmacological as well as in clinical aspects. Her research interests include the functional imaging of the brain (SPECT, PET), dementia biomarkers and non pharmacological treatments of dementia.

She is particularly interested in the social dimension of dementia and the burden imposed on the caregivers. She has founded the Athens Association of Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Disorders and she has been continuously elected Chairwoman, since 2002.

During the last years she has been active in making Dementia a Public Health priority in Greece. Since 2014 she has been president of the Greek National Observatory for Dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease.

 

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