Memory assessment
With London's Leading Psychiatrist, dr Basit

Dr Behzad Basit has extensive experience in diagnosis, treatment and management of memory problems and Dementia. If you have the slightest worry or any concerns about memory loss or dementia, please contact us here:

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Memory specialist: Dr Behzad Basit

Our approach to the assessment and treatment of memory problems at combines an individualised programme with treatments based on current clinical evidence.

Dementia is an umbrella terms which refer to a group of diseases and conditions which affect the brain. These conditions present with persistent and progressive decline in different cognitive functions, the most common of which are memory, orientation, language, ability to perform daily activities, problem solving, behavior, personality and judgment.

Dementia is mainly affecting people above the age of 65 and the risk increases with the age. While one in fourteen people aged 65 has dementia, the risk increases to one in six after the age of 80. Dementia rarely affects younger people; only 1 in 20 patients with dementia are under 65. In 2020, there were just under one million people in the UK affected by dementia and it is estimated that this number will increase to over two million by 2050.  In the UK, one third of patients with dementia do not have a diagnosis. Also, there can be significant delay since beginning of symptoms until getting a diagnosis.

Dr. Behzad Basit

I have experience in diagnosis, treatment and management of memory problems and Dementia; in particular the interaction between physical illnesses and mental health problems. I am also experienced in assessment, diagnosis and management of cognitive disorders and matters relevant to these conditions including capacity assessment. In addition, I have epicene in diagnosis and treatment of Adult ADHD.

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Dr Behzad Basit can help patients suffering with memory problems. If you are concerned yourself, or for a loved one, get in touch.

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Cognitive Symptoms

  • Problem with short-term memory: Forgetting daily matters; e.g. leaving door open, burning food, losing/misplacing items, medication error (not taking or taking too much), repeating same sentence or question in conversation. 
  • Problem with long-term memory: Forgetting important details; e.g. the year their children were born, their own job. 
  • Poor orientation to time: Forgetting day of week, date, month or year, forgetting important dates (anniversaries, birthdays), mixing up day and night (leading to reversal of sleep pattern). 
  • Poor orientation to place: Difficulty finding way in unfamiliar or even in familiar locations, losing one’s way in the house (advanced stages). 
  • Poor orientation to person: Not recognising or mis-recognising family and friends, talking to TV or own reflection in the mirror (advanced stages). 
  • Language problems: Word finding difficulties. Problem understanding language (verbal and written). • Problem with activities of daily living and problem-solving: difficulty attending to own personal care, inability to complete complex tasks (cooking, shopping, managing finance)

Non-cognitive Symptoms

  • Depressed and anxious mood
  • Apathy (lack of interest)
  • Agitation and aggression
  • Psychotic symptoms (paranoid ideas, hallucination)
  • Changes in the personality

Central London Clinic

Face to face appointments at our medical clinic can be booked by visiting our contact page here. Dr Basit also offers virtual appointments.

Yes, Dr Basit has admission privilege with Nightingale Hospital. During office hours, admissions are through his secretary or directly contacting Patient Services (Nightingale switchboard). If someone needs to be admitted under his care out of hours (in particular known patients), they can contact Nurse Coordinator via switchboard.

Yes, BUPA, AXA, Aviva, Vitality, Cigna, Healix.


Nightingale Hospital 11-19 Lisson Grove, Marylebone, London NW1 6SH

VIRTUAL Appointments

Virtual Appointments are available with Dr Basit