As a neuropsychiatrist in Costa Rica, Jorge Leon Salas has been working with elderly patients with psychological and behavioral symptoms associated with dementia. Jorge collaborates with a multidisciplinary working group at the memory clinic of The National Geriatric Hospital of Costa Rica. Jorge also evaluates cognitive impairment in a variety of neuropsychiatric syndromes at his private practice.
Bio: Jorge Leon Salas received his medical school training from the Universidad de Ciencias Médicas, Costa Rica. He worked for a year at the emergency department as a General Practitioner and then applied for the specialty in psychiatry with the Universidad de Costa Rica. Following his residency, he worked at the National Rehabilitation Hospital in San José, Costa Rica in the area of neurotrauma. After three years, Jorge applied for a subspecialty in neuropsychiatry at the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, México City. He developed a special interest in cognitive decline and dementia during his fellowship and currently works at the National Geriatric and Gerontological Hospital, and privately at the Hospital Clinica Biblica, both in San José, Costa Rica.