Memory Clinics (Assessment and Diagnosis of Dementia)
Last updated: 24/05/2011
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If you are worried about your memory, it is recommended that you
visit your GP. The GP will then decide whether you would benefit
from a specialist memory assessment either at a Memory Clinic on in
your own home if that is more convenient.
You can also contact a Memory Clinic directly.
The clinics are staffed by specialist staff, including nurses,
occupational therapists and doctors trained to use a variety of
assessment tools which measure different aspects of cognitive
The service will also be able to organise brain scans, as well
as provide post-diagnosis counselling and support for patients and
family members if people are diagnosed with a form of dementia.
A Memory Clinic is different from a Memory Café. A Memory Clinic
is intended to provide an assessment and diagnosis service for
people with memory problems including those who may have
Alzheimer’s Disease and other forms of dementia.
A Memory Café offers peer-support, information and advice for
people with memory problems and their carers. They do not provide
assessment and diagnosis services.
You can find out details of your nearest Memory Clinic from your
local Community Mental Health Team .