Memory services provide assessment and diagnosis of dementia and provide ongoing support and information to people with memory problems and their carers.
Memory services are specialist services for people of any age who may be experiencing memory difficulties, which includes early onset dementia. All our memory services have no upper or lower age limit so will assess and work with people of any age who may have or suspect they have memory problems.
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.
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.
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.
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The service is open Monday to Friday from 9am to 5pm (closed on public holidays)