The memory service offers assessment, diagnosis, treatment and therapeutic interventions to people aged 18 years and over who experience memory problems.
Memory clinics form part of the memory service and they can provide assessments, follow-up appointments and reviews. Interventions may also involve community outreach visits and group work. Some memory services also provide support to residential and nursing homes via information and visits, including special training sessions. These training sessions for dementia care staff support and improve the quality of care provided to individuals, which may assist in reducing the possibility of hospital admission.
The memory service is provided by psychiatrists, psychologists, community mental health nurses, occupational therapists, admiral nurse and music therapist. The admiral nurse focuses on carers of individuals who have dementia and offer ongoing support, individually and in groups.
Contact our service in Barking
Broad Street Health Centre
Tel: 0300 555 1016
Opening times: Monday to Friday, 9am - 5pm
Referrals need to be made via the GP to exclude/treat physical causes for presenting problems and sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please refer to the 'For clinicians' page for more information.