Nicholas Clarke

Dr Nicholas Clarke has been a Consultant Old Age Psychiatrist

Dr Nicholas Clarke has been a Consultant Old Age Psychiatrist since 1986, within the NHS and now in independent practice. Dr Clarke practices in clinics across London and the South-East of England, also visiting patients at home and in nursing homes as well as in hospital. Dr Clarke primarily treats elderly patients and his speciality is dementia care, which is also his area of extensive research, but he also manages elderly patients with depression, grief and stroke disease.

A large part of his work involves counselling and guiding families and carers of his patients, and his experience has shown that patients cannot be treated in isolation. He also works closely with the GPs of patients with dementia and age related illnesses to ensure the best possible outcomes are achieved.

Dr Clarke qualified from St George’s Hospital Medical School, University of London in 1984. He studied Psychiatry and gained membership of the Royal College of Psychiatrists in 1990. As a Specialist in Old Age Psychiatry, Dr Clarke has dual Accreditation, holding a GMC certificate of European Accreditation in Old Age Psychiatry as well as Accreditation in General Adult Psychiatry.

Dr Clarke has been involved in neurochemistry research at the Wolfson centre for age related disease, Guys campus London, for the last 20 years. In 1999 he was awarded his MD in neuroscience (amyloid protein in brain disease).

In addition to his MD, Dr Clarke is widely published in leading medical journals including: The BMJ, The Lancet, The British Journal of Psychiatry and The Journal of Neuroscience. He produces regular written information updates for GPs and other professionals involved in dementia care and is the lead author of ‘How to Manage Dementia in General Practice’ which was published by Blackwell-Wiley BMJ books in 2013, to assist GPs in dementia care.

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