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Memory service

If you’re experiencing changes in your thinking skills which are making hard for you to carry out day-to-day tasks, we can help assess you for dementia and provide treatments.

Once you’re referred into our service, we’ll make an appointment for one of our psychiatrists or memory clinic nurses to visit you in your home or at a local clinic. 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.

We’ll carry out an assessment of your memory and other skills as this will help us with your diagnosis.

We may also ask you to do some further assessments to help us understand your difficulties fully. This could include a brain scan or a more detailed test of your current skills (also known as neuropsychology testing).

Once you’re assessment is finished, we’ll discuss your diagnosis and treatment options. We’ll also talk through the support that is available to 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 our Dementia Advisors who can provide information, support and help plan for the future
  • Educational programmes for your family and carers

If you’re not given a diagnosis 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

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

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
9am - 5pm 9am - 5pm 9am - 5pm 9am - 5pm 9am - 5pm

 

Church Hill House 

51-52 Turing Drive
Bracknell
Berkshire
RG12 7FR

Phone number 01344 354340

Download the Bracknell Memory Clinic leaflet

Find local authority dementia services for Bracknell

 

Hazelwood Day Unit

Hazelwood Day Unit

Prospect Park Hospital
Honey End Lane
Reading
Berkshire
RG30 4EJ

Phone number  0118 960 5959

 

Upton Hospital

Albert Street
Slough
Berkshire
SL1 2BJ

Phone number  01753 635210

Find local authority dementia services for Slough

 

Beechcroft

London Road
Benham Hill
Thatcham
Berkshire
RG18 3HR

Phone number  01635 292070

 

Nicholson House

Nicholson Walk
Maidenhead
Berkshire
SL6 1LD

Phone number 01628 640 200

 

Barkham Day Hospital 

Wokingham Hospital
41 Barkham Road
Wokingham
RG41 2RE

Phone number 0118 949 5101

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

Leaflets to download