The new Memory Assessment Service, provided by Dorset HealthCare, will carry out assessments for memory problems and provide diagnosis of dementia. The service now includes advanced nurse practitioners to carry out diagnosis and neuropsychologists and consultant psychiatrists to manage more complex diagnoses. All referrals received into the service are triaged by a clinical team.
GP’s can refer people to the new Memory Assessment Service who are worried about their memory and can contact the service via the new single point of access (SPOA) telephone number.
Clinicians working in acute hospital settings or Dorset HealthCare can also make direct referrals via completing the enclosed referral form and emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
The Memory Assessment Service will ensure anyone with a diagnosis of dementia receives a referral to the new post diagnostic Dementia Co-ordinator Service provided by Help & Care and Cognitive Stimulation Therapy provided by Age UK. The Memory Assessment Service will also offer carers the Emotional Wellbeing Course for family carers and information about Dementia Roadshows.
Memory Assessment Service (SPOA) telephone number: 0300 303 5342