Brent Memory Services provide assessment and diagnosis of dementia and provide ongoing support and information to people with memory problems and their carers.
All teams have access to medical staff, specialist dementia nurses, occupational therapists, and psychologists. Most boroughs also have Admiral Nurses in their teams who specialise in supporting carers.
Memory services offer a comprehensive assessment of an individual’s memory, ensuring that if dementia is an issue a diagnosis is given as soon as possible. Once the diagnosis is given the services can help to support individuals in coming to terms with their diagnosis and provide useful strategies and treatments to help people minimise their memory difficulties. Our aim is to help people live independently and safely.
In this video, we meet the Brent Memory Service. This film features: Abir Moaso - Specialist Dementia Nurse, Adil Al-Mousawi Consultant Psychiatrist, Chris Wilson – Senior Clinical Psychologist and Karen Hall whose mother was diagnosed with dementia.
People may need this service if they are:
- Having difficulty remembering day-to-day things.
- Starting to forget dates and appointments.
- Getting in a muddle with finances, paying bills etc.
- Finding that they are losing things around the house.
- Finding it harder to remember names.
- Having difficulty following conversations.
- Carer is having difficulty coping.
Any of these difficulties may result in anxiety, frustration, anger, high levels of stress and a feeling of isolation. The teams are there to help patients and carers to manage these feelings.
People can be referred to memory services by their GP or directly via another specialist practitioner such as a neurologist or medical staff in another hospital. In the latter case, the Memory Service will inform the GP of the referral.
The service is open from 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday (excluding public holidays)
Bus: 204, 302, 324
Tube: Jubilee and northern lines