Helping primary care to support people with dementia

Memory assessment services

Memory assessment services undertake a more detailed assessment of memory and other thinking processes.

This consists of a range of 'pen and paper' type or equivalent computer-based tests and questions that will look at things like memory, verbal and non-verbal abilities.

These tests can be helpful in deciding the type of problem a person may have, particularly in the early stages.

The assessment can be used as a baseline to measure any changes over time that can also help with making a diagnosis.

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  • Cognitive neurology and dementia centreThe Cognitive neurology and dementia centre at St George's Hospital is a regional specialist centre for cognitive neuroscience and dementia, that works closely with other hospitals from across South West London, Surrey, Sussex and Hampshire, and with GPs, community nursing teams, mental health services and social services.St George's Hospital, Blackshaw Road, London, SW17 0QT
  • Waltham Forest Clinical Commissioning GroupWaltham Forest Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) commissions healthcare services for people who are registered with GPs in Waltham Forest. The CCG is led by GPs and other clinicians so that services are aligned to patients' needs. Kirkdale House, 7 Kirkdale Road, Leytonstone, London, E11 1HP020 3688 2604
  • Waltham Forest Memory ClinicWaltham Forest memory clinic offers assessment, diagnosis, treatment and therapeutic interventions to people aged 18 and over who experience memory problems.79 Red Oak Lodge, 17 Thorne Close, Langthorne Road, Leytonstone, London, E11 4HU0300 555 1270