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Memory assessment service

The memory assessment service is a primary care diagnostic pathway hosted by the older adult mental health service (opens in new tab) for people of any age with a suspected dementia. The service offers:

  • timely and sensitive diagnosis for people with dementia
  • tailored information and education
  • psychological and medical treatment dependant on need
  • a plan of care and post diagnostic support before return to the care of a GP

The teams are led by advance nurse practitioners, one in each county, with a dedicated medical lead consultant psychiatrist, consultant neuropsychologist and includes specialist memory assessment nurses and occupational therapists.

Referrals

To rule out common reversible causes of memory impairment, we ask that a GP complete a physical health screen. This is to rule out any other possible causes for changes in your memory prior to you being referred to the service.

We have an additional service level agreement with the Alzheimer's Society who dedicate additional support during the assessment and diagnostic process. Their community-based dementia advisers provide information, guidance, and practical support. They help people understand their symptoms, cope with day-to-day living, navigate health and social care systems and prepare for the future.

Assessments

Assessments are usually undertaken with a clinic environment and take approximately 2 hours and diagnosis is mostly complete with 12 weeks from referral.

North Carmarthenshire

Service lead - advanced nurse practitioner Aimee Williams

Telephone: 01267 674024

Address: Heddfan, Glangwili Hospital, Carmarthen, MAS Carmarthen South

Llanelli

Service lead - advanced nurse practitioner Aimee Williams

Telephone: 01824 4247

Address: Caebryn, Prince Phillip Hospital, Llanelli

Pembrokeshire

Service lead - advanced Nurse Practitioner Gemma Emile

Telephone: 01437 773219

Address: Bro Cerwyn, Withybush Hospital, Haverfordwest

Ceredigion

Service lead - advanced nurse practitioner Kate Watson-Jones

Telephone: 01970 635845

Address: Enlli, Bronglais Hospital, Aberystwyth

(Clinics also held in the south of the County)

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