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Brief CV of Tsantali Eleni

PhD of Cognitive Neuropsychology




Contents


A. Personal Information
 2
 B. Studies  2
 C. Clinical experience  3
 D. Teaching Experience  4

E.   Attendance - Participation in International, European and Hellenic Conferences

 5
 F.  Publications 15
 G.Scientific honors 19
H. Research work 19
I.  Social Contribution 21



Brief Curriculum Vitae


A.  Personal Information




Surname: Tsantali

Name: Eleni


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Nationality: Greek


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B. Studies:

1987-1991. Department of Philosophical and Social Studies, Direction of Psychology. University of Crete. Degree: excellent

1996-1999.  2 years Msc, School of Psychology, Section of Cognitive Psychology in Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece. Degree excellent- Issue: ‘Language Disorders in dementia of Alzheimer’s type’.

Supervisors: Tsolaki Magda,

Pita Glukeria,

Kiosseoglou Grigoris

2000-2006. PhD in School of Psychology of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece. Issue: ‘Cognitive Rehabilitation in the first stages of Alzheimer’s disease through verbal tasks’.

Supervisors: Εfklides Anastasia, Professor of Cognitive Psychology

Τsolaki Magda, Associate Professor of Neurology

Μasoura Elvira, Assistant Professor of Cognitive Psychology

2009-2010.   Annual Seminar of Special Education ‘ Coequal participation of disabled students in high school’. Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece.



Other Qualifications:

·         Well  Knowledge of the SPSS program

·          English language:   C1 Level.   HELLENIC REPUBLIC MINISTRY OF NATIONAL EDUCATION AND RELIGIOUS AFFAIRS. Directorate General of European and International Affairs in Education. Directorate for the Certification of Foreign Language Proficiency.





C: Clinical Experience 2010-1996 :

2010-2008: Scientific colleague of the Laboratory of Learning disabilities in Medical School of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece. +30 2310 892767.

2010-2007: Scientific colleague in B Internal Medicine, Geriatric Unit of Hippocrates’ Hospital of Thessaloniki, Greece. Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. Director: Dr  D. Economidis, Professor of Pathology and Geriatric tel. 030 2310892282.

2010-2007: Scientific colleague in Hospital God Mother, Neurological Clinic, Thessaloniki, Greece. Supervisor: Dr Rigopoulou, S. tel 030 2310271261.

2007-1996: Scientific member of the Greek Association of Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Disorders. Basic interests: Neuropsychological assessment of dementia  and Construction of Rehabilitation Programs.

2006-1999:
Director of the Cognitive Rehabilitation Programs (memory, attention,   

language exercises)  for mild Alzheimer’s patients in Daily Care Center for 

Alzheimer’s Disease in Thessaloniki, Greece.

2006-1999: Translation- adaptation of more than 15 neuropsychological tests 

(e.g, Boston Diagnostic Aphasia Examination, Boston Naming Tests,

Pyramids and  Palm Trees, Trail Making A & B, PALPA, AQS, ...),  for the  

assessment of  neurodegenerative disorders in Greek population.

2007-2005: Trainer of Health Professionals about dementia in the Daily Care Centers of Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Disorders in Thessaloniki in Greece.

2009-2006:
Director of the Cognitive Rehabilitation programs of the Association of Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Disorders in N. Kalliktatia -Chalkidikis

2005-2004: Cognitive and Memory exercises for non demented women 55-75 year old,  2 times per week supervised by the Greek Association of Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Disorders.

2004-1999. Director of the clinical experience of pre graduate students of the School of Psychology of Aristotle University of Thessaloniki.

2004-2002: Νeuropsychological assessment for memory disorders in the Centers of Care of Elderly People in Stauroupoli in Thessaloniki, Greece.

2002-2001: Νeuropsychological assessment for memory disorders in the Centers of Care of Elderly People in Sukies in Thessaloniki, Greece.

1999-1996: Clinical Experience in Memory and Dementia Office in the 3rd Neurological Clinic in Hospital G. Papanikolaou, Medical School of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki, Greece. Supervisor: Tsolaki Magda, Neurologist- Psychiatrist, Associative Professor.



D: Teaching Experience.

1.      2010-2009: Part-time Lecturer: Department of Speech and Language Therapy, School of Health and Welfare Professions of the Technological Educational Institute of Epirus (www.teiep.gr) . Teaching Subjects: Clinical Neuropsychology, Rehabilitation of Cognitive Disorders, Clinical Psychology-Behaviourism, Neurolanguage. 

2.      2008-2007: Part-time Lecturer: University of Patras, Department of Elementary School (www.elemedu.upatras.gr). Teaching subject: Psychometry and Psychometric applications in education. 

3.      2007-2006: Annual Seminar ‘The health problems of elderly people’- Cooperation of the Greek Medical Association and The Greek Association of Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Disorders, Thessaloniki, Greece 2006-2007 (Postgraduate Courses). Committee: Τsolaki, Μ., Τsantali, Ε., & Economides, D. Supervisor: Tsantali, E.

4.      2006-2005: Annual Seminar for Health professionals for dementia- The Greek Association of Alzheimer’s disease and Related Disorders, Thessaloniki, Greece. 2005-2006. Commitee: Τsolaki, Μ., Τsantali, Ε., & Papaliagga, S. Supervisor: Tsantali, E.

5.      2005. Seminars for the dementia of Alzheimer’s type, Thessaloniki, Greece. Cooperation of the Greek Association of Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Disorders and the Ministry of Macedonia-Thace. Committee: Τsolaki, Μ., & Τsantali, Ε. Supervisor: Tsantali, E.

6.      2004. Seminars for the dementia of Alzheimer’s type, Thessaloniki, Greece.  Under shield of the Greek Association of Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Disorders. Committee: Τsolaki, Μ., & Τsantali, Ε. Supervisor: Tsantali, E.

7.      2002-2005: Invited Lecturer in the School of Psychology of the Section of Cognitive Psychology during the Post Graduate Courses about Neuropsychological Assessment of Elderly People.

8.      1998-1991. Teaching in Private High School.



E: Attendance - Participation in International, European and Hellenic Conferences

Brief reference

1.      6ο Hellenic Conference of Psychological Research – Department of Psychology, Pantion University, 29 May-1 June 1997.  Hellenic Psychological Association. Athens, Greece.

2.      7th European Conference for Research on Learning and Instruction. August 26-30, 1997. Athens, Greece.

3.      4th World Congress on Dyslexia. 23-26 September 1997. University of Macedonia, Thessaloniki, Greece.

4.      12th International Symposium on the Theoritical and Applied Linguistics - Department of Theoretical and Applied Linguistics, School of English, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. Thessaloniki, Greece, 2-4 April 1998.

5.      International Conference on Motivation: 6th Workshop on Achievement and Task Motivation, Thessaloniki, 27-30 March 1998- School of Psychology, Section of Cognitive Psychology. Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece.

6.      Meeting: Τhe motivation in education. School of Psychology, Section of Cognitive and Experimental Psychology. Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki, Greece. 31 Μarch 1998.

7.      20η Annual Meeting of Section of Linguistic of the Department of Philology, Αristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece. 23-25 Αpril 1999.

8.      Boston  Diagnostic Aphasia Examination Test. Τsantali Eleni.

1ο Hellenic Conference of Alzheimer’s Disease, 14-16 January 2000.Thessaloniki, Greece.

9.      Language mistakes as diagnostic idexes of cognitive disorders- The case of Alzheimer’s disease. Τsantali E., & Τsolaki, M. 21th Annual Meeting of Section of Linguistic of the Department of Philology. Αristotle University of Thessaloniki. Greece. 12-14 Μαίου 2000.

10.  Aphasia Meeting : ‘Nature, Differential diagnosis, Therapeutic intervention and Psychosocial dimension’ –Hellenic Association for Aphasia. 27 Μay 2000. Athens, Greece.

11.   Linguistic theory, Speech and Language Pathology, Speech therapy - 22-26 August 2000. Dipartimentodi Discipline linguistiche, communicative e dello spettacollo Sezione di Linguistica. Universita degli Study Di Padova- Padova. Italy.

12.   5th  Geriatric and Gerontologist Conference of Northen Greece- Medical and Social problems of elderly people -  25-27 January 2001, Thessaloniki, Greece.

13.  22th Annual Meeting of Linguistic Section of the Department of Philology. Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece. 27-29 Αpril 2001.

14.  Boston Diagnostic Aphasia Examination
(Goodglass, H. &  Kaplan, E.). Τsantali, Ε.,
Τsolaki, Μ., & Pita, R. 8th  Hellenic Conference of Psychological Research . 24-27 Μay 2001. Democritus University of Thrace. Αlexadroupolis, Greece.  

15.   Language disorders as diagnostic indexes of specific type of dementia. Τsantali, Ε., Τsolaki, Μ., Εfklides, Α., & Κiosseoglou, G. 8th  Hellenic Conference of Psychological Research . 24-27 Μay 2001. Democritus University of Thrace. Αlexadroupolis, Greece. 

16.  Cognitive Neuropsychological Intervention of Language disorders in dementia- Τsantali, Ε.- 2d   Hellenic Interscientific Conference for  Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Disorders.  17-20 January 2002. Thessaloniki, Greece.

17.  The clinical practice of the Boston Diagnostic Aphasia Examination in Alzheimer’s patients. Tsantali, Ε., Τsolaki, Μ., Εfklides, Α., & Κiosseoglou, G. 2rd Hellenic Interscientific Conference for  Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Disorders.  17-20 January 2002. Thessaloniki, Greece.

18.  Effectiveness of Rehabilitation for Cognitive Deficits, 17th-19th September 2002. Cardiff University, Royal College of Physicians. U.K

19.  Meeting ‘Modern applications of cognitive- behavioral treatment: health, education, specific groups’.- Hellenic Association of Behavior, University of Macedonia, 30 Νοvember-1 December 2002. Thessaloniki, Greece.

20.  Presentation of Psycholinguistic Tests: 1. Boston Diagnostic Aphasia Examination, 2. Boston Naming Test, 3. Pyramids and Palm Trees. Τsantali, Ε., Τsolaki, Μ., & Pita, G. 9th  Hellenic Conference of Psychological Research . 21-24 Μay 2003. Hellenic Association of Psychology – Aegean University. Rodos. Greece.

21.  PALPA: Psycholinguistic Assessment of Language Processing in Aphasia Τsantali, Ε., Τsolaki, Μ., & Pita, G. 9th  Hellenic Conference of Psychological Research .  21-24 Μay 2003. Hellenic Association of Psychology – Aegean University. Rodos, Greece.

22.  Language disorders in probable dementia of Alzheimer’s type-Τsantali, Ε., Τsolaki, Μ., & Κiosseoglou, G.-   13th Alzheimer  European  Conference and  3rd  National  Conference  of  Alzheimer’s  disease  and  related  disorders-  12-15  June  2003. Thessaloniki, Greece.

23.  Can naming disorders consist index of dementia or even more criterion of differdiagnosis  between different types of dementia? Τsantali, Ε., Lekka, S., Τsolaki, Μ., & Κiosseoglou, G.  13th Alzheimer  European  Conference and 3rd  National  Conference  of Alzheimer’s  disease  and  related  disorders- 12-15  June  2003. Thessaloniki, Greece.

24.   Differential diagnosis of dementia of Alzheimer’s type from other types of dementia: The usefulness  of psycholinguistic tests. Lekka, S., Τsolaki, Μ., Τsantali, Ε., & Κiosseoglou, G.  13th Alzheimer  European  Conference and 3rd  National  Conference  of Alzheimer’s  disease  and  related  disorders- 12-15  June  2003. Thessaloniki, Greece.

25.  The Boston  Diagnostic Aphasia  Examination (BDAE) in dementia of Alzheimer type (DAT). Tsantali, E.,  Tsolaki, M.,  Efklides, A., &  Kiosseoglou, Gr.13th Alzheimer  European  Conference and 3rd  National  Conference  of Alzheimer’s  disease  and  related  disorders-  12-15  June  2003. Thessaloniki, Greece.

26.  Cognitive  Neuropsychological  Rehabilitation  in  language disorders in probable dementia of Alzheimer’s type (DAT). Tsantali, E.  13th Alzheimer  European  Conference and 3rd  National  Conference  of Alzheimer’s  disease  and  related  disorders- 12-15  June  2003. Thessaloniki, Greece.

27.  Cognitive  Neuropsychological  Rehabilitation  in  patients with probable  Alzheimer’s disease: Targeting  the  naming  deficiency-  Tsantali, E., Efklides, A., Tsolaki, M., &  Kiosseoglou, G.- 13th Alzheimer  European  Conference and 3rd  National Conference of Azheimer’s disease and  related disorders-  12-15  June  2003. Thessaloniki, Greece.

28.   The mini Greek editions of the Boston Naming Test in dementia of Alzheimer’s type. Tsolaki, M., Tsantali, E. 11th International
Aphasia Rehabilitation Conference. 6 - 9 July 2004. Milos island, Greece.

28.  The assessment of the first stages of different types of dementia carrying out language neuropsychological tests. Lekka, S., Tsantali, E., Tsolaki, M., Kiosseoglou, G. 13th Alzheimer  European  Conference and 3rd  National Conference of  Alzheimer’s disease and  related disorders-  Thessaloniki, Greece.

29.  Memory and Language exercises and their effects in the first stages of the probable Alzheimer’s disease. Tsantali, E., Tsolaki, M., Efklides, A., Kiosseoglou, G. First Conference of Brain Aging 6-8 October, 2003.

30.  Can the Boston Naming test be used as clinical tool for differential diagnosis in dementia? Short Greek Edition.  Tsolaki, M., Tsantali, E., Lekka, S., Kiosseoglou, G., & Kazis, A. 41st Academy of Aphasia Meeting, Vienna, October, 19-21, 2003. Austrian Academy of Sciences.

31.  Cognitive neuropsychological intervention in Greek patients in  the  first  stages  of probable Alzheimer’s disease: Targeting the naming deficiency.  Tsantali, E., Efklides, A., Tsolaki, M., &  Kiosseoglou, G. Aphasia Therapy Workshop, Vienna 22-23 October, 2003. Austrian Academy of Sciences.

32.  Activities of the Greek Association concerning patients with dementia and their caregivers. Kounti, F., Tsantali, E., Varsamopoulou, A., Kakogianni, N., Soumbara, M., Karaolani, P., Tsolaki, M., Kotras, N., Kirgidou, CH. 19th International Conference of Alzheimer’s disease, Saint Dominique, 2003.

33.  Cognitive, Psychotherapeutic and Educational interventions of Alzheimer’s Disease. Kotras, N., Tsolaki, M., Kounti, F., Tsantali, E., Varsamopoulou, A., Kakogianni, N., Soumbara, M., Karaolani, P.14th Conference Alzheimer Europe, Prague, May, 20-23, 2004.

34.  Attendance of the Εuropean Alzheimer’s Dementia Conference Meeting Barcelona, Spain, 2004

35.  Looking forward, entering the Greek Alzheimer Association activity program. Kotras, N., Tsolaki, M., Kounti, F., Tsantali, E., Varsamopoulou, A., Kakogianni, N., Soumbara, M., Karaolani, P. 20th  International Conference of Alzheimer’s Disease, Kyoto, 2004.

36.  The benefits and the drawbacks of cognitive intervention programs in patients with probable Alzheimer’s disease – Tsantali, E.  Symposium 27. The Neuropsychological Assessment and Rehabilitation of the dementia of Alzheimer’s type.1st International Conference of the Psychological Society of Northern Greece entitled Quality of Life,3-5 December 2004, Thessaloniki, Greece.

37.  Memory and language exercises in the first stages of Alzheimer’s Disease- Τsantali, Ε. Meeting for Alzheimer’s disease, 2004.  25 Αpril 2004, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki, Greece.

38.  The Disability Assessment for Dementia Scale (DAD) as index for the  Alzheimer’s disease.  Pornari,C., Κigiaki, Ε., Τsantali, Ε., Τsolaki, Μ. 4th Hellenic Conference of Alzheimer’s dementia and Related Disorders. 31 March-3 April, 2005. Thessaloniki, Greece.

39.  Until when can drive the Alzheimer’s patient? Tsamaslidis, Τ. ,Τsantali, Ε., & Τsolaki, Μ. 4th Hellenic Conference of Alzheimer’s dementia and Related Disorders. 31 March-3 April, 2005. Thessaloniki, Greece.

40.  Is the ‘Serial range of pictures in WAIS-IV’  a clinical tool for differential diagnosis between normal and demented participants? Darai, Ν., Roditou, Α., Τsantali, Ε., Τsolaki, Μ., Pita, G. 4th Hellenic Conference of Alzheimer’s dementia and Related Disorders. 31 March-3 April, 2005. Thessaloniki, Greece.

41.  Two short editions (15 items- 30 items) of the Boston Naming Test in dementia of Alzheimer’s disease. Τsantali, Ε., & Τsolaki, Μ. 4th Hellenic Conference of Alzheimer’s dementia and Related Disorders. 31 March-3 April, 2005. Thessaloniki, Greece.

42.  The use of the Trail Making A and B in differential diagnosis of mental disorders. Varsaki, S., Τsantali, Ε., & Τsolaki, Μ. 4th Hellenic Conference of Alzheimer’s dementia and Related Disorders. 31 March-3 April, 2005. Thessaloniki, Greece.

43.  The diagnosis of temporal and parietal lobe dysfunctions in 3 minutes. Τsolaki, Μ., Τsantali, Ε., Κiosseoglou, G., Warkentin, S., Minthon, L., Wiig, E.H., Nielsen, NP, Londos, E.  4th Hellenic Conference of Alzheimer’s dementia and Related Disorders. 31 March-3 April, 2005. Thessaloniki, Greece.

44.   Scales of differential diagnosis between dementia patients and depressive elderly people – Τsantali, Ε., Τsolaki, Μ., & Μatsoukatidou, C. 4th Hellenic Conference of Alzheimer’s dementia and Related Disorders. 31 March-3 April, 2005. Thessaloniki, Greece.

45.   The Daily Care Center of Cognitive Rehabilitation of the Greek Association of Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Disorders in the City of Thessaloniki. Τsolaki, Μ., Κοunti, F., Τsantali, Ε., Varsamopoulou, Α., Poptsi, Ε., Τsaikiri, Α., Bakoglidou, Ε, Αgogiatou, C., & Κaragiozi, Κ. 4th Hellenic Conference of Alzheimer’s dementia and Related Disorders. 31 March-3 April, 2005. Thessaloniki, Greece.

46.  The emotional state of dementia caregivers during the progress of dementia and its relationship with the psychopathology of patient. Boziki, Μ., Τsantali, Ε., Τsolaki, Μ., & Τikistirma, Μ. 4th Hellenic Conference of Alzheimer’s dementia and Related Disorders. 31 March-3 April, 2005. Thessaloniki, Greece.

47.  Neuropsychological assessment of high educated demented patients – Τsantali, Ε.-  Educational Seminar 10- Neuropsychological assessment of elderly people. 4th Hellenic Conference of Alzheimer’s dementia and Related Disorders. 31 March-3 April, 2005. Thessaloniki, Greece.

48.  Education of Health Professionals.  Seminar 23. Τsantali, Ε., & Κounti, F. 4th Hellenic Conference of Alzheimer’s dementia and Related Disorders. 31 March-3 April, 2005. Thessaloniki, Greece.

49.  Memory training of demented patients through pc. Workshop 5. Τsantali, Ε. 4th Hellenic Conference of Alzheimer’s dementia and Related Disorders. 31 March-3 April, 2005. Thessaloniki, Greece.

50.  1 er Congreso Internacional de Consenso. Therapias No Farmacologicas para Alzheimer, 12-13 Mayo 2005. Madrid, Spain.

51.  The AQT as a useful short screening test for dementia: validation results from two European countries. Warkentin, S., Tsantali, E., Kiosseoglou, G., Minthon, L., Wiig, EH., Nielsen, NP, Londos, E., Tsolaki, M.12th Congress of the International Psychogeriatric Association, Stockholm, 20-24 September, 2005. International Psychogeriatrics 2005; 17: (Suppl.2): 160.

52.  A message from Greece: Miracles Happen When We Collaborate. Tsolaki, M., Tsantali, E., Kounti, F. et al. 2005 Boston Alzheimer’s Symposium ‘Wellness for Persons with Dementia’ October 21.Boston, U.S.A

53.  Non pharmaceutical Management of Alzheimer’s Disease in Greece. Tsolaki, M., Tsantali, E., Kounti, P., et al. 2005 Boston Alzheimer’s Symposium ‘Wellness for Persons with Dementia’ October 21. Boston, U.S.A

54.  The Greek management of DAT – Thessaloniki’s Center- Tsantali, E.  in the symposium of ‘Organization and standard of care across two different cultures: Greece vs Turkey’ . 21st International Conference of Alzheimer’s Disease. September 28 September- 1 st October, 2005, Istanbul, Turkey.

55.  The Alzheimer’s patients … do learn!- Tsantali, E., Efklides, A., Tsolaki, M. &  Kiosseoglou, G. 2nd International Congress on Brain and Behavioral Sciences  17-20 November, 2005. Thessaloniki, Greece. Annals of Geriatric Psychiatry 2005; 4 (Suppl 1) S296.

56.  Caregivers’ psychiatric disorders in Dementia - Bosiki, M., Tsantali, E., Tsolaki, M., & Tikistirma, M. 2nd International Congress on Brain and Behavioral Sciences 17-20 November, 2005 Thessaloniki, Greece. Annals of Geriatric Psychiatry 2005; 4 (Suppl 1) S295.

57.  Do functional disability is a good predictor index for Alzheimer’s disease? - Pornari, X., Tsantali, E., Tsolaki, M., & Kigiaki, E. -2nd International Congress on Brain and Behavioral Sciences
17-20 November, 2005. Thessaloniki, Greece. Annals of Geriatric Psychiatry 2005; 4 (Suppl 1) S92.

58.  The effectiveness of cognitive intervention program in the first stages of Alzheimer’s disease- Ε. Τsantali, Α. Εfklides, Μ. Τsolaki, G. Κiosseoglou, & G. Pita. -10th Conference of Psychological Research , 1-4 December 2005 Ιoannina, Greece.

59.  Neuropsychological assessment differentiate depression from dementia- C. Μatsoukatidou, Ε. Τsantali, Μ. Τsolaki. 10th Conference of Psychological Research , 1-4 December 2005, Ιoannina, Greece.

60.  The deficits of complex functions in the first stages of dementia – Driving Competence- Τsantali, Ε., Τsolaki, Μ., & Τsamaslidis, Τ. – Geriatric Conference 1-3 Μarch 2006, Thessaloniki, Greece.

61.  The functional deficits as prognostic index of dementia- Τsantali, Ε., Τsolaki, Μ., & Pornari, C. - Geriatric Conference 1-3 Μarch 2006, Thessaloniki, Greece.

62.  The burden of Mild Cognitive Impairment and Alzheimer’s caregivers. - Τsolaki, Μ., Boziki, Μ., Τsantali, Ε. , Τikistirma, Μ. Kazis, Α.–  Geriatric Conference 1-3 Μarch 2006, Thessaloniki, Greece.

63.  The emotional disorders of dementia caregivers and their relationship with the psychopathology of dementia patients-  Boziki, Μ., Τsantali, Ε. , Τsolaki, Μ., & Τikistirma, Μ. Geriatric Conference 1-3 Μarch 2006, Thessaloniki, Greece.

64.  Language disorders in elderly people and cognitive rehabilitation Τsantali, Ε. Meeting: ‘Educational needs and interesting of elderly people’.  29 Αpril 2006. Athens, Greece. Grundtvig 2 Program. Institute of National Scholarship



65.  SYMPOSIUM

CARE & THERAPY STRATEGIES FOR MENTAL HEALTH PATIENTS

“Training of Cognitive Processes & Transfer in Alzheimer’s Disease”. Tsantali, E., Tsolaki, M., Efklides, A.,  Kiosseoglou, G. . 11th International Conference. Psychology & Communication, Friendship & Unity. Laison of Psychiatry and Neurology. May 2nd – 5th, 2006. Athens. Greece.


66.  SATELLITE SYMPOSIUM

“Normal and Abnormal Cognitive Deficits in Elderly”
Ekonomides, D., Tsolaki, M., Tsantali, E., Kounti, F., Sakka, P. (Greece) 11th International Conference. Psychology & Communication, Friendship & Unity. Laison of Psychiatry and Neurology. May 2nd – 5th, 2006. Athens. Greece.

67.  Cognitive Rehabilitation in mild Alzheimer’s patients. Τsantali, Ε. Annual 32th Hellenic Medical Conference. 9-13 Μay 2006. Athens, Greece.

68.  The Impaired Alzheimer’s brain …does react. Tsantali, E., Tsolaki, M., Efklides, A. & Kiosseoglou, G. The 10th International Conference on Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders. 15-20 July 2006. Madrid, Spain

69.  The more sensitive psycholinguistic tests for the diagnosis of primary Alzheimer’s disease. Tsantali, E., Tsolaki, M., & Kiosseoglou, G. The 10 th International Conference on Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders. 15-20 July 2006. Madrid, Spain.

70.  The Twinning Program of ADI. Tsantali, E.  22th International Conference of Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Disorders. 10-14 October, 2006. Berlin. Germany.

71.  Symposium: The genetics of Alzheimer’s disease. Tsantali, E. : The non-pharmacological interventions of dementia of Alzheimer’ s type a challenge to pharmacological treatment: 1st Conference of scientists of caring of chronic patients. 16-19, November, 2006, Larissa, 
Greece.

72.  Symposium: Psychometric assessment of cognitive disorders in elderly patients. Tsantali, E.:  A screening battery for memory and cognitive disorders in geriatric Greek patients. 2nd International Conference of the Psychology Society of  Northern Greece. 3-6 May 2007. Thessaloniki, Greece.

73.  Myers Research Institute Menorah Park Centre for Senior Living. A course-Program in  Montessori-Based Dementia Programming. Cleveland, May 7 & 8 2007.

74.   Myers Research Institute Menorah Park Centre for Senior Living. A Course-Program in Spaced Retrieval. Cleveland, May 9 & 10 2007.

75.  Adherence with homework assignments in cognitive behavior therapy. (Workshop). The Greek Association of Cognitive and Behavioral Psychotherapy. 27 June 2007. Thessaloniki, Greece.

76.  The differential diagnosis of semantic dementia and dementia of Alzheimer’s disease. Τsantali,  Ε., Economides, D., Κaratzas, N., Papapostolou, P., & Paraskeuaidis,  Ν. 21o Συνέδριο Νευροεπιστημών, 30 Νοεμβρίου-1 Δεκεμβρίου, 2007. Θεσσαλονίκη.

77.  Τhe retrogression of the Alzheimer's disease for 5 years through a cognitive rehabilitation intervention. A case- report. E. Tsantali, M. Tsolaki, D. Economides & N. Paraskeuaidis. 3rd International Congress on Brain and Behaviour and 16th Thessaloniki Conference of the South-East European Society for Neurology and Psychiatry, 28 Νovember-1 December, 2007.Thessaloniki.Greece.

78.   New data for the diagnosis and management of dementia. Round table. Τsantali, Ε. Cognitive Interventions through pc. 23st Northern Greek Medicine Conference. 27-29 Μarch 2008.       

79.  Cognitive Neuropsychological Rehabilitation in neurodegenerative disorders. Τsantali, Ε. Neuropsychological Meeting. School of Psychology, Ariastotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece. 16 Μay 2008.

80.  Can the training for a specific cognitive disorder improve the global mental state of the patient? Tsantali, E., & Economides, D. Symposium: Dementia. 13th International Conference of A.P.P.A.C. Psychology, Neuropsychiatry and Social Work in Modern Societies. 20-23 May 2008. Athens. Greece.

81.   Health Professionals Meeting ‘Dementia and Depression. Diagnosis-Treatment-Rehabilitation’ 10/9/2008.  Ν. Μoudania, Chalkidikis, Greece. Geriatric Union of Hippocrates; Hospital in Thessaloniki, Greece. Οrganizers:Economides, D., & Tsantali, E.

82.  Workshop : « Alzheimer’s Disease and Mild Cognitive Impairment».  Economides, D., & Tsantali, E. Meeting for Health Professionals.  10/9/2008.  Ν. Μoudania, Chalkidikis, Greece.

83.  Workshop : « Diagnosis and Management of Dementia according to the stage». Τsantali, E., Economides, D. Organizers: The Greek Association of Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Disorders, The Institute of Alzheimer’s of Volos and Unit of Management of Alzheimer’s Disease in Volos. 13/9/2008.

84.  Round table: Quality of comprehensive geriatric assessment. Neuropsychological evaluation:Tsantali, E. 4th Word Congress on Quality in Medical Practice. 2-4, October, 2008.Thessaloniki, Greece.

85.  The effectiveness of cognitive neuropsychological intervention in neurodegenerative disorders –a case study. Τsantali, Ε. 2nd Hellenic Conference of Cognitive Psychology. 6-9 Νovember, 2008. Thessaloniki, Greece.

86.  The Greek Norms of the Μini Μental State Examination and Trail Making in Children, Adult and Elderly. Τsantali, Ε. 2nd Hellenic Conference of Cognitive Psychology. 6-9 Νovember, 2008. Thessaloniki, Greece.

87.  Workshop. New neuropsychological data for the assessment of mild dementia. Τsantali, Ε. 6st  Hellenic Conference of  Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Disorders, 19-22 January,  2009, Thessaloniki, Greece.

88.  Round Table. Individual cognitive neuropsychological intervention according to the type and stage of dementia. Τsantali, Ε. 6st  Hellenic Conference of  Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Disorders, 19-22 January,  2009, Thessaloniki, Greece.

89.  SYMPOSIUM: Cognitive & Physical Impairments. E. Tsantali, D. Economides & S. Rigopoulou. Lecture: Comparison of cognitive profile of normal children, middle aged and elderly people with and without impairments. 14th International Conference of the Association of Psychology and Psychiatry for Adults and Children. May, 5-8, 2009. Athens.


F: Publications

Βooks- Chapters

1.      Tsantali, E., & Economides, D. (2008). Mild Cognitive Impairment. Memory and Language Exercises. Pub:Lithographia. Thessaloniki, Greece. www.tsantalieleni.gr

2.      Τsantali, Ε. & Τsolaki, Μ. (2005). Cognitive rehabilitation strategies: Memory, Attention and Language exercises. Pub: Μendor. Αthens, Greece. www.tsantalieleni.gr

3.      Τsantali, Ε. (2005). Cognitive rehabilitation in dementia of Alzheimer’s type and its’ effectiveness. In Dementia Τsolaki, Μ., & Κazis, Α. pp., 479-484. University Press.Thessaloniki, Greece.

4.      Τsantali, Ε. (2005). Language disorders in dementia of Alzheimer’s type. In Dementia Τsolaki, Μ., & Κazis, Α. pp., 653-658. Publication: University Press. Thessaloniki, Greece.

5.      Τsantali, Ε.,  Τsolaki, Μ., Pita, G., & Κiosseoglou, G. (2003). Adaptation of  the Boston Diagnostic Aphasia Examination in Greek elderly people in Psychometric tools in Greek:  Stalikas, A., Τriliva, S., & Roussi, P. Ellinika Grammata, pp: 159-161.

6.      Τsantali, Ε., Pita, G.,  Τsolaki, Μ., & Κiosseoglou, G. (2003). Adaptation of the Psycholinguistic Assessment in language processing in aphasia- PALPA in  Psychometric tools in Greek:  Stalikas, A., Τriliva, S., & Roussi, P. Ellinika Grammata, pp: 214-215.

7.      Τsantali, Ε. (2003). Memory and Language exercises for moderate dementia people through pc (DVD). © Τsantali, Ε.

8.      Τsolaki, Μ., Τsantali, Ε., & Κouni, F. (in press 2010). Psychometric tools for the diagnosis of cognitive disorders for elderly people in Greece.


Journals

1.        Τsantali E., & Τsolaki, M. Language mistakes as diagnostic indexes of cognitive disorders- The case of Alzheimer’s disease. 21th Annual Meeting of Section of Linguistic of the Department of Philology. Αristotle University of Thessaloniki. 12-14 Μay 2000. Proceedings 2001: 771-782.

2.        Tsantali, Ε., Τsolaki, Μ., Εfklides, Α., & Κiosseoglou, G. The clinical practice of the Boston Diagnostic Aphasia Examination in Alzheimer’s patients. 2nd  Hellenic Interscientific Conference for  Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Disorders.  17-20 January 2002. Thessaloniki, Greece. Proceedings, 2002: 527-536.

3.      Tsolaki, M., Tsantali, E., Lekka, S., Kiosseoglou, G., & Kazis, A.Can the Boston Naming test be used as clinical tool for differential diagnosis in dementia? Short Greek Edition.  41st Academy of Aphasia Meeting, Vienna, October, 19-21, 2003. Austrian Academy of Sciences. Brain and Language 2003: 87, 185-186.

4.      Τsantali, E., Τsolaki, M., Εfklides, A., Κiosseoglou, G. & Pita, G.The practice of the Boston Diagnostic Aphasia Examination in patients with Alzheimer’s disease. Εncephalos 2001: 38; 146-166.

5.      Pornari,C., Κigiaki, Ε., Τsantali, Ε., Τsolaki, Μ. The Disability Assessment for Dementia Scale (DAD) as index for the  Alzheimer’s disease.  4th Hellenic Conference of Alzheimer’s dementia and Related Disorders, 2005. Εncephalos 2005; 42:36-37.

6.      Tsamaslidis, Τ. ,Τsantali, Ε., & Τsolaki, Μ.Until when can drive the Alzheimer’s patient? 4th Hellenic Conference of Alzheimer’s dementia and Related Disorders, 2005. Εncephalos 2005;  42:39.

7.      Darai, Ν., Roditou, Α., Τsantali, Ε., Τsolaki, Μ., Pita, G. Can the subtest of ‘Serial range of pictures’ (WAIS IV) be helpful for differential diagnosis of demented and normal elderly? 4th Hellenic Conference of Alzheimer’s dementia and Related Disorders, 2005. Εncephalos 2005;  42:37-38.

8.      Τsantali, Ε., & Τsolaki, Μ. Two short editions (15 items- 30 items) of the Boston Naming Test in dementia of Alzheimer’s disease. 4th Hellenic Conference of Alzheimer’s dementia and Related Disorders, 2005. Εncephalos 2005;  42:37-38.

9.      Varsaki, S., Τsantali, Ε., & Τsolaki, Μ. The practice of Trail Making Test in differential diagnosis of mental disorders. 4th Hellenic Conference of Alzheimer’s dementia and Related Disorders, 2005. Εncephalos 2005;   42:38.

10.  Τsolaki, Μ., Τsantali, Ε., Κiosseoglou, G., Warkentin, S., Minthon, L., Wiig, E.H., Nielsen, NP, Londos, E.  The diagnosis of temporal and parietal lobe glitch in 3 minutes. 4th Hellenic Conference of Alzheimer’s dementia and Related Disorders, 2005. Εncephalos 2005;  42:39.

11.   Τsantali, Ε., Τsolaki, Μ., & Μatsoukatidou, C. Scales of differential diagnosis between dementia patients and depressive elderly people –4th Hellenic Conference of Alzheimer’s dementia and Related Disorders, 2005. Εncephalos 2005;   26-27.

12.   Τsolaki, Μ., Κοunti, F., Τsantali, Ε., Varsamopoulou, Α., Poptsi, Ε., Τsaikiri, Α., Bakoglidou, Ε, Αgogiatou, C., & Κaragiozi, Κ. The Daily Care Center of Cognitive Rehabilitation of the Greek Association of Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Disorders in the City of Thessaloniki. 4th Hellenic Conference of Alzheimer’s dementia and Related Disorders, 2005. Εncephalos 2005; 42:59.

13.  Warkentin, S., Tsantali, E., Kiosseoglou, G., Minthon, L., Wiig, EH., Nielsen, NP, Londos, E., Tsolaki, M. The AQT as a useful short screening test for dementia: validation results from two European countries. 12th Congress of the International Psychogeriatric Association, Stockholm, 20-24 September, 2005. International Psychogeriatrics 2005; 17: (Suppl.2): 160.

14.  Boziki, Μ., Τsantali, Ε., Τsolaki, Μ., & Τikistirma, Μ. The emotional state of caregivers during the progress of dementia and the relationship with the psychopathology of patient. 4th Hellenic Conference of Alzheimer’s dementia and Related Disorders, 2005. Εncephalos 2005; 42:38.

15.  Tsantali, E., Efklides, A., Tsolaki, M. &  Kiosseoglou, G. The Alzheimer’s patients … do learn! 2nd International Congress on Brain and Behavioral Sciences  17-20 November, 2005 Thessaloniki, Greece. Annals of Geriatric Psychiatry 2005; 4 (Suppl 1) S296.

16.  Bosiki, M., Tsantali, E., Tsolaki, M., & Tikistirma, M. Caregivers’ psychiatric disorders in Dementia- 2nd International Congress on Brain and Behavioral Sciences 17-20 November, 2005 Thessaloniki, Greece. Annals of Geriatric Psychiatry 2005; 4 (Suppl 1) S295.

17.  Pornari, X., Tsantali, E., Tsolaki, M., & Kigiaki, E. Do functional disability is a good predictor index for Alzheimer’s disease? 2nd International Congress on Brain and Behavioral Sciences 17-20 November, 2005. Thessaloniki, Greece. Annals of Geriatric Psychiatry 2005; 4 (Suppl 1) S92.

18.  Tsantali, Ε., Lekka, S., Τsolaki, Μ., Κazi, Ε., & Κazis, Α. Presentation and adaptation of the Boston Naming Test (BNT) in Greek population: its validity and reliability in relating with MMSE. Εncephalos 2003, 4:190-200.

19.  Τsolaki, Μ., Tsantali, Ε., & Κiosseoglou, G., Minthon, L., Wiing, E., Nielsen, P., Londos, E., & Warkentin, S.The diagnosis of temporoparietal dysfunction in 3 minutes. Εncephalos, 42, 2005 p. 40.

20.  Tsolaki, M., Papaliagkas, V., Kounti, F., Tsantali, E., Papapostolou, P., Kotras, N., Vlaikidis, N., & Kazis, A. (2007). Memory and Dementia Clinic in Thessaloniki: Twenty years of experience. Middle East Journal of Age and Aging, 4, 4, 9-13.

21.  Tsantali, E. (2009). Mild Cognitive Impairment and Alzheimer’s Disease: Differential diagnosis and the effectiveness of cognitive rehabilitation. Hellenic Pages of Medicine, 1, 2, 87-92.

22.  Tsantali, E., Tsolaki, M., & Economidis, D. (2009). The Effects of a cognitive training program on trained and untrained cognitive functions of non demented elderly and Alzheimer’s patients. International Journal of Psychosocial Rehabilitation, 14 1,77-98. www.psychosocial.com /IJPR_14

23.  Boziki M. , Tsantali E., & Tsolaki M.   Subjective caregivers’ burden in mild and moderate to severe Alzheimer’s disease. (AJADD-08-030) submitted  to the American Journal of Alzheimer΄s Disease & Other Dementias. http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/ajad.

24.  Tsantali, E., Economidis, D., Rigopoulou, S., & Tsolaki, M. (submitted TLCD-2009-0103, The International Journal of Language and Communication Disorders). Language abilities for non demented and demented middle aged and elderly people. The Greek Norms of the Boston Diagnostic Aphasia Examination. Revised and Resubmit (10-Mar-2010).

25.   Tsantali, E., Economidis, D., Rigopoulou, S., & Porpodas, C. (submitted to the European Journal of Psychological Assessment). The assessment of cognitive performance from childhood to aging: The Greek norms of the Mini Mental State Examination.


G: Scientific Honours

1.      Member of the Advisory Committee (2008-2009) of Archives, The International Journal of Medicine (http://intermedjournal.page.tl) and director of the following CME Courses, prepared for Archives, The International Journal of Medicine, as invited instructor:

a.       Memory and language disorders in the first stages of Alzheimer’s Disease

b.      Cognitive Rehabilitation Program in the first stages of Alzheimer’s Disease

c.       Combination of non pharmacological interventions in the first stages of Alzheimer’s disease

d.      The program of Time and Socio-political orientation in dementia and its’ benefits

e.       Psychometry I & II



2.         Member of the Advisory Committee (2009) of The International Journal of Health Science. (http://interhealthjournal.page.tl).

3.         Member of the Advisory Committee (2008-2009) of the Journal of Medical Psychology (http://www.medicalpsychologyjournal.com)


H: Research Work



1. A Comparison study: Neuropsychological Assessment of memory and language state between normal and abnormal children and demented and non demented participants. Collaboration between Laboratory of Learning Disabilities of Medical Scholl of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, B Internal Medicine, Geriatric Unit  of Medical Scholl of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, and the Department of Speech and Language Therapy, School of Health and Welfare Professions of the Technological Educational Institute of Epirus of in Greece.  

2. Νeuropsychological assessment of memory and cognitive disorders in elderly people, Sukies, Thessaloniki, Greece 2001-2002. (3rd Neurologic Clinic, Medical School of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece).

3.  Νeuropsychological assessment of memory and cognitive disorders in elderly people, Stauroupoli, Thessaloniki, Greece  2002-2003. (3rd Neurologic Clinic, Medical School of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece).

4. Νeuropsychological assessment of memory and cognitive disorders in elderly people, N. Kallikratia Chalkidikis, Greece 2003. (3rd Neurologic Clinic, Medical School of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece).

5. 2004. Award (3000,00 euros) of the municipality of Thessaloniki in Greece for new researcher for a program about the improvement of quality of life during elderly.

6. Νeuropsychological assessment of memory and cognitive disorders in elderly people, Kilkis, Greece. 2005 (3rd Neurologic Clinic, Medical School of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece).

7. Νeuropsychological assessment of memory and cognitive disorders in elderly people, Katerini, Greece 2005. (3rd Neurologic Clinic, Medical School of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece).

8. Νeuropsychological assessment of memory and cognitive disorders in elderly people, N. Madutos, Chalkidikis, Greece, 2005. (3rd Neurologic Clinic, Medical School of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece).

9. Νeuropsychological assessment of memory and cognitive disorders in elderly people, in the Daily Care Center of the Greek Association of Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Disorders, Thessaloniki, Greece. Tsantali et al., 1996-2006.

10. Νeuropsychological assessment of memory and cognitive disorders in elderly people, Giannitsa, Pella, Greece. Τsantali et al., 2006. (3rd Neurologic Clinic, Medical School of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece).

11. Νeuropsychological assessment of memory and cognitive disorders in elderly people, Krua Brusi, Pella, Greece. Τsantali et al., 2006. (3rd Neurologic Clinic, Medical School of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece).

12.  Νeuropsychological assessment of memory and cognitive disorders in elderly people, Soxos, Lagadas, Thessaloniki, Greece. Τsantali et al., 2006. (3rd Neurologic Clinic, Medical School of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece)..

13.  Follow up of neuropsychological assessment of memory and cognitive disorders in elderly people, N. Kallikratia, Chalkidikis, Greece. June-August 2006. Τsantali et al., 2006.

14. TWINNING PROGRAM OF ADI: GREECE- IRELAND: Tsantali, E., & O’ Conell, M. Visits of Irelands Daily Care Centres for Dementia. August, 2006. Dublin, Ireland.

15. Cooperation of the 3rd Department of Neurologic Clinic, G. Papanikolaou Hospital in Thessaloniki in Greece and The Police Department of N. Kallikratia in Chalkidiki about the driving ability of elderly people. Until when can drive the Alzheimer’s patient? Tsamaslidis, Τ. ,Τsantali, Ε., & Τsolaki, Μ. 4th Hellenic Conference of Alzheimer’s dementia and Related Disorders. 31 March-3 April, 2005. Thessaloniki, Greece.

16. 2007. Award of  10000,00 euros from the Greek Association of Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Disorders about a program with title ‘Cognitive Rehabilitation  for Alzheimer’s disease patients and the transfer of these effects to everyday life’

17. 2007-2009. Adaptation of the MMSE and Trail Making A and B from childhood to aging. Cooperation of The Department of Elementary School of University of Patras and the Medical School of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki in Greece. (sample 1100 participants).

18. 2008-2010. Cooperation of 3rd Paediatric Clinic (Laboratory of Learning Disabilities) of Medicine School of Aristotle University of Thessaloniki in Greece and the 2nd Dept. Internal Medicine of Aristotle University of Thessaloniki about the comparison of cognitive profile of MCI patients and children with learning disabilities.


J.    Social contribution :

A couple of lectures about dementia and its management

1.      Cognitive Intervention in language disorders in patients with probable  Alzheimer’s disease. Nurses Home Charisio - 03  June 2003.  The Greek Association of Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Disorders (GAADRD)

2.      The non pharmacological management of dementia. Τsantali, Ε. – Meeting in N. Kallikratia, Chalkidikis, 2003. GAADRD

3.      Μemory disorders in elderly people. Τsantali, Ε. Ν. Silata, Chalkidikis, June 2003. GAADRD

4.      Dementia Informention in the channel TV 100. 2003-2005. Thessaloniki, Greece. GAADRD

5.      The first clinical symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease. Τsantali, Ε., Korunthos, Greece, 8/07/ 2004 GAADRD

6.      Memory disorders in the first stages of Alzheimer’s disease. Τsantali, Ε.  Sukies, 2004. Thessaloniki, Greece. GAADRD.

7.      Memory and language disorders in the first stages of dementia. Stauroupoli, Thessaloniki, Greece. GAADRD

8.      Attention and memory exercises. Τsantali, Ε. Nurses Home Charisio, 12-10-2004 Thessaloniki, Greece, GAADRD

9.      Is there any rehabilitation in dementia? Τsantali, Ε. Seminar, Thessaloniki, Greece. 2005 GAADRD

10.   The dementia of Alzheimer’s type and its management- Τsantali, Ε. Bolos, Greece, 2005. GAADRD

11.  Dementia: Diagnosis- Management. TV THESSALONIKI, Greece 15/09/2005 invited speaker by Dr Κarnoutso, Director of the othalmological Clinic of Agios Paulos, Thessaloniki, Greece. GAADRD

12.  Non- Pharmacological treatment in dementia of Alzheimer’s type. Τsantali, Ε. 19:00-20:00 1/04/2006 MedicExpo. Athens, Greece.

13.  Language disorders in dementia of Alzheimer’s type. Τsantali, Ε. Seminar, 2005, Thessaloniki, Greece. GAADRD

14.  Cognitive Rehabilitation in dementia. Tsantali, Ε. Meeting, Giannitsa, Pella, 2006. GAADRD

15.  Cognitive Rehabilitation of dementia- Meeting- Tsantali,E. Invited speaker by The Alzheimer’s Association of Heraklion, Crete, Greece 12/02/2006.

16.  Memory exercises and pleasure. Τsantali, Ε. Journal of the Greek Association of Alzheimer’s Disease and Related disorders 5/2006.

17.  Have you begun to forget?  Τsantali, Ε. Το Βima of N. Kallikratia, monthly newspaper 06/2006.

18.  The beginning of dementia or depression? Τsantali, Ε & Paraskeuaidis, N. Το Βima of N. Kallikratia, monthly newspaper. 07/2006.

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