Biniyam Ayele, MD
To reduce the scale and impact of dementia, we have to design and develop a pragmatic strategic plan relevant to dementia prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation.
Biniyam is a consultant neurologist and assistant professor of neurology currently working as a clinician, academician, and researcher in the field of neurology at a tertiary level university hospital.
Words of Strength
Concentration, Resilience, Integrity, and Collaboration!
To reduce the scale and impact of dementia, Biniyam believes we have to design and develop a pragmatic strategic plan relevant to dementia prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation. Our plan should pivot to the unique challenges of the specified regions.
Biniyam is working on establishing a facility-specific dementia registry and starting routine dementia screening of individuals at risk such as: age above 60 years, HIV + patients, those living in shelter homes, stroke, and those with vascular risk factors.
As an Atlantic Fellow, Biniyam aims to gain and enhance knowledge and skills in the field of dementia; to strengthen dementia policies, care, & research in Ethiopia; and to expand networking and collaboration opportunities.
In Ethiopia, dementia care and research are still in their infancy. Biniyam's work will focus on improving dementia prevention, diagnosis and care in Ethiopia. He is also interested in improving public awareness about dementia through advocacy works.
Biniyam A. Ayele received his medical school training from Jimma University, Ethiopia. Biniyam completed his specialty residency training in neurology from the Department of Neurology, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia. After completing his residency training, he joined Clinical Neurophysiology Fellowship training at the Cairo University, Egypt. Following completion of his neurophysiology training he returned to Ethiopia and working as a consultant neurologist and assistant professor of neurology.