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Memory service

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:

You may also like to read the Alzheimer’s Society Memory Handbook, which offers practical guidance for people living with memory difficulties.

Get the Alzheimer’s Society Memory Handbook

 

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.

Once you’re ready to be referred, your GP will need to contact our CPE team.

 

Phone number  0300 365 0300

Email address  Bks-tr.referralhub@nhs.net

Fax number  Fax 0300 365 0200

Appointment letters are going digital. You’ll soon be able to receive a text message with a secure link to your appointment information and be able to confirm, cancel or rebook with just one click.

Find out more information about digital correspondence

You can contact any of our memory clinics between the following times:

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
9am - 5pm 9am - 5pm 9am - 5pm 9am - 5pm 9am - 5pm Closed Closed

 

Church Hill House 

51-52 Turing Drive
Bracknell
Berkshire
RG12 7FR

01344 354340

Download the Bracknell Memory Clinic leaflet

Find local authority dementia services for Bracknell

Find out more about carers support

 

Hazelwood Day Unit

Hazelwood Day Unit

Prospect Park Hospital
Honey End Lane
Reading
Berkshire
RG30 4EJ

0118 960 5959

 

Upton Hospital

Albert Street
Slough
Berkshire
SL1 2BJ

01753 635210

Find local authority dementia services for Slough

 

Beechcroft

Hillcroft House 
Rookes Way 
Newbury
RG18 3HR

01635 292070

 

Nicholson House

Nicholson Walk
Maidenhead
Berkshire
SL6 1LD

01628 640 200

 

Barkham Day Hospital 

Wokingham Hospital
41 Barkham Road
Wokingham
RG41 2RE

0118 949 5101

There are a number of local and national support groups that you can access, including:

You can also find information from Alzheimer's Society on reducing your risk of dementia

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