Dr Tarun Kuruvilla, Older Adult Psychiatrist

Dr Kuruvilla is a consultant psychiatrist specialising in memory assessments, early diagnosis and early intervention for Dementia. He has a special interest in brain scans with access to the latest scanning technology such as 3 Tesla (high resolution) MRI and PET (both glucose and amyloid) scans which facilitate ruling out or the very early diagnosis of Dementia. He is funded by the National Institute of Health Research (NIHR) as a Principal Investigator for several clinical trials for newer treatments for Dementia and is joint clinical lead for Division 4 of the NIHR: West of England Clinical Research Network. He also does medico-legal reports having extensive experience in mental capacity assessments such as capacity to appoint a Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA), capacity to manage finances, Court of Protection reports, capacity to make a Will, etc.

‘My life mission is to dispel the stigma and fears around Alzheimer’s disease because if diagnosed early it is seen a chronic disease condition rather than as a life limiting condition. With the appropriate treatment and support one can have a good quality of life and continue to live in one’s own home.’