Dr Tarun Kuruvilla

Specialisms:

General psychiatry, old age psychiatry and rehabilitation psychiatry. Treatments for Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias.

Qualifications:

Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery (MBBS)
Member of the Royal College of Psychiatrists (MRCPscyh)
Fellow of the Royal College of Psychiatrists (FRCPsych)

Career and experience:

Tarun completed his undergraduate medical training in 1996. He worked for a year in general medicine before specialising in psychiatry. He completed his basic specialist psychiatric training at Birmingham and his higher specialist training in old age and general adult psychiatry in the West Midlands.
Tarun has been a full-time consultant in old age psychiatry since January 2006. His clinical interests are in memory clinics, early diagnosis and newer treatments for Alzheimer's disease and other dementias, neuroimaging for dementia, and mental capacity assessments. Tarun is also clinical director for dementia research at Gloucestershire Health & Care NHS Foundation Trust and joint clinical lead for Division 4 of the National Institute of Health Research: West of England Clinical Research Network.

Tarun says:

“My mission is to dispel the fear and stigma around Alzheimer’s. Early diagnosis gives a good prognosis, with treatments and support available to slow down the progression of the disease and provide a good quality of life for my patients.”

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