Cohort 
2017

Konstantina Sykara, MA

Clinical Psychologist, Neuropsychologist

It is essential that each one of us becomes a force of change within their expertise towards achieving social equity in brain health.

Current Work

Konstantina is a clinical psychologist/neuropsychologist. She assess patients with neurocognitive disorders, conducting neuropsychological evaluations. In parallel, she treats patients and their caregivers with psychiatric disorders through psychotherapy.

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Vision

The effective promotion of healthy brain aging requires a holistic approach of collaborating experts that breaks boundaries across disciplines. Konstantina believes it is essential that each one of us becomes a force of change within our expertise towards achieving social equity in brain health.

Strategy

Konstantina is implementing an innovative, non-pharmacological intervention for patients with mild cognitive impairment and insomnia. This will improve their sleep, and thus the quality of life for patients and caregivers, and might delay disease progression.

Motivation

In an underserved population with limited resources, it is vital to strive for optimal care and non-pharmacological interventions.

Education & Experience

Konstantina Sykara obtained her bachelor's degree in psychology and post-graduate training in cognitive behavioral psychotherapy from the University of Athens, Greece. Sykara also holds a master's degree from King's College London, UK in Child Studies. She works as a staff psychologist of the Neurological Institute of Athens and Athens Medical Center in Athens, Greece. Her work focuses on the neuropsychological assessment of patients with neurodegeneration. In parallel, she is evaluating and treating patients with neuropsychiatric disorders and their caregivers. Her research interest lies in cognitive behavioral therapy interventions for sleep disorders in older adults with cognitive impairment and their caregivers.

Global Brain Health Institute (GBHI)
2017
Atlantic Fellow for Equity in Brain Health
King's College London, UK
Child studies
MA
University of Athens, Greece
Cognitive Behavioral Psychotherapy
Post-graduate training
University of Athens, Greece
Psychology
BSc