Evening with Dr Peter Jenkins

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Evening with Dr Peter Jenkins2016-07-01T15:46:54+00:00

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Evening with Dr Peter Jenkins

In our most recent “An Evening With” session, FAABI welcomed Dr Peter Jenkins to speak about his recent research. Dr Peter Jenkins is a Neurologist who currently works at St Mary’s Hospital within Imperial Healthcare Trust. Dr Jenkins and his team are running a trial to see if they can improve cognitive problems following a traumatic brain injury with the medication Methylphenidate, more commonly referred to as Ritalin. Following a brief overview of this study, Dr Jenkins welcomed many questions from the audience and answered them the best he could. There was a sense that this was very helpful to the many people who attended.

Recent research studies that Dr Jenkins has been a part of include:

  • Improve memory and concentration after brain injury
  • Brain stimulation through electrical stimulation
  • Imaging study’s i.e MRI scanning of brain to view changes that occur

Following Dr Jenkin’s talk, Shoaeb introduced a series of sessions which are specifically designed for family members, friends and carers of those with an acquired brain injury.

These will be based on four areas:

  • Living with someone with an ABI
  • Identity
  • Emotional Lability
  • Memory

To find out more about the series of sessions for family members, friends and carers of those with an acquired brain injury, please email carers@attend.org.uk

To find out more about Dr Peter Jenkins and his research study’s please visit www.tbitalk.org.uk