Your first appointment
We will talk about the problems you are having with your memory, you may find it useful to write your thoughts down beforehand. You are welcome to bring a friend or relative.
The first appointment usually lasts between one and two hours. You will also be asked to do a memory test.
It is important for you to bring:
- Your reading glasses
- Your hearing aids if these are used
- A list of the medicines you take
- A list of past and current illnesses and medication
What will happen after my first appointment?
- occupational therapist
- speech and language therapist
When all the assessments have been completed, we will meet with you again to discuss the results. Where appropriate, we will offer a diagnosis.
We can also advise on possible treatments available and answer any questions you may have.
What happens after a diagnosis of dementia?
We will also let you know about services that can provide ongoing support for you, including the Community Dementia Nursing Service and Dementia Adviser Service, provided jointly by us and the Alzheimer’s Society.
Community Dementia Service
If you require information about this service, please call 01432 842200.
How to access the service
If you feel unable to talk to your GP about your own or a family member’s memory problems, please contact us on 01432 842 200 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
We can provide advice on next steps which may include arranging an appointment with our memory assessment team.