COVID-19 restrictions to remain in place at The Walton Centre

Restrictions remain in place across the NHS in relation to the COVID-19 pandemic. The safety measures in place over the 18 months therefore remain in place at The Walton Centre - and in our other clinic settings within the community – until further notice.

Due to the increased transmission risk posed by the Omicron variant, visiting has been suspended within The Walton Centre except for exceptional circumstances.

Cognitive neurology

Service detail

What is cognitive neurology?

Cognitive neurology is the field that deals with brain diseases which primarily affect thinking. Difficulty with remembering events, worsening gradually, is the characteristic problem in classical Alzheimer-type dementia, and this is the serious brain disease most often diagnosed in cognitive neurology clinics. With a UK prevalence of up to a million, dementia vies with headache disorders and vascular disease (including stroke) as the most common of the diseases within The Walton Centre's remit.

In cognitive neurology we work closely with colleagues in memory clinics, which tend to be based locally within mental health services. However, cognitive neurology differs from memory clinic practice in being more specifically concerned with diagnosing the unusual cases of disordered memory, or of impaired cognition more generally (which sometimes may have additional medical features, or arise in specific circumstances such as at young age or with family history).

We receive referrals from GPs, from memory clinics in the region, from clinics in other hospitals and from general clinics within The Walton Centre itself.

The Walton Centre cognitive neurology services

Two cognitive neurology clinics are held each week at The Walton Centre. We work closely with various specialties within the Trust, including neuroradiology, neuropsychiatry and laboratory neuroscience. Our closest collaboration is with the neuropsychology department, which can provide detailed measurement and assessment of cognitive performance. 

 

 

Getting here

The Walton Centre - Main Hospital Building

The Walton Centre Main Building

This building hosts many of our in-patient services, including wards and theatres, and some outpatients services.

Address

Lower Lane, Liverpool, L9 7LJ

Directions and map

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Cognitive neurology Consultants

Dr Andrew Larner

Dr Andrew Larner is a Consultant Neurologist at The Walton Centre. 

Dr Rhys Davies

Dr Rhys Davies is the Dementia Lead and the Clinical Director of Medical Education and Research at The Walton Centre.

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The Neurology service provides specialist care to patients across Cheshire, Merseyside, North Wales and the Isle of Man. 

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Page last updated: 25 November 2021