If you’re concerned that you’re becoming more forgetful, or having difficulty with concentrating and keeping organised, our specialist Memory Service can assess your situation for conditions which might be affecting you.
Difficulties with memory and concentration can be caused by many different things. However, if you do have a condition like dementia, diagnosing it early on can help you keep a high quality of life and independence.
Once you’re referred to us, we’ll arrange an appointment with one of our psychiatrists or memory clinic nurses. This could be at one of our local clinics, or we can visit your home. It’s a good idea to bring a family member or carer along to your appointment as they can often help explain what the changes you’ve been experiencing.
To help us with your diagnosis, we’ll assess your memory and other skills.
Depending on your needs, we may also recommend further assessments, such as brain scans and skill testing (also known as neuropsychology testing).
We’ll then talk to you about available support for you and your family or carers.
If you’re diagnosed with dementia, there are several treatment options we can discuss with you, including:
- Medication (which will be reviewed by your GP and at our memory clinic)
- Post-diagnostic counselling
- Cognitive stimulation therapy
- Support for life story work
- Appointments with Dementia Advisors who can provide information, support and help plan for the future
- Educational programmes for your family and carers
You may also like to read the Alzheimer’s Society Memory Handbook, which offers practical guidance for people living with memory difficulties.
If we aren’t able to diagnose you, but you’re showing signs of difficulties, we’ll book a follow up appointment with you in a year’s time to review your condition.
If you’re concerned about your memory or thinking skills, please make an appointment to see your GP first. They’ll be able to rule out other conditions and carry out their own assessment before referring you into our service.
0300 365 0300
Fax 0300 365 0200
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You can contact any of our memory clinics between the following times:
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Church Hill House
51-52 Turing Drive
Hazelwood Day Unit
Hazelwood Day Unit
Prospect Park Hospital
Honey End Lane
0118 960 5959
01628 640 200
Barkham Day Hospital
41 Barkham Road
0118 949 5101