Memory services

Our memory services are for people requiring specialist dementia assessment.

Services are predominantly clinic based, but assessments may also be carried out at home.

They see and work with people individually and in groups and provide training for both patients and carers so as to promote independence and meaningful occupation.

Memory services provide:

  • Person centred, early and responsive assessment, diagnosis and intervention for people identified as possibly having dementia
  • Specialist assessments following initial assessment including physical and medical tests by primary care
  • Specialist diagnosis and intervention and to empower people accessing the service and their carers to self manage with support from primary care
  • Advice, information and support to users of the service and their carers
  • Reduced need for ongoing specialist care by signposting and referring patients to primary, community and voluntary services
  • Advice, information and support to primary care staff to enable people to be managed and supported by primary care
  • Medication reviews for people
  • Raised awareness and understanding of dementia, in particular within primary care

People who develop more complex needs may then be supported by the community intervention treatment teams.

Memory services

In Bristol, community dementia services are provided by Dementia Wellbeing Partnership.

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