DementiaRoadmap Wales

Promoting living well with dementia across Wales

Torfaen Memory Assessment Service

December 10 2019

Do you or someone you know have problems with their memory?

What to do next?

  1. Talk to your GP
  2. Your GP will test your blood and urine and may also refer you for a CT Scan of your head and ask you to do a memory test.
  3. There are many causes of memory problems. Seek advice early as there may be support or treatment you are entitled to.

How the service works

  • After referral to the team, you receive an initial appointment with a specialist nurse to take a detailed history of your memory problems and have a memory test.
  • Next you will have an appointment with the medical team to decide if you have a diagnosis of dementia and discuss treatment.
  • Then you receive regular follow ups with the specialist nursing team who can refer you to statutory and voluntary organisations.
  • If diagnosed you will be contacted by a support worker from the Alzheimers Society.

Torfaen Memory Clinic is a team of healthcare professionals based at Ty Sirol Unit, County Hospital who assess, support, advise and provide treatment for people with memory problems and dementia.

Services Provided

  • Post diagnostic support
  • Functional assessments
  • Cognitive stimulation therapy groups
  • Carer’s support groups
  • Sign posting to other organisations
  • Crisis resolution support

Tel: 01495 765753

 

 

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