The main purpose of the service is to provide prompt access to a specialist diagnostic memory assessment so that suitable treatment can be given and an appropriate level of information/support provided for the person and their family members or carers.
The Memory Assessment Service is delivered through a series of Clinics across the locality although home visits continue to be widely available for people who have difficulty travelling or who are reluctant to engage. In most cases people seen in the Northumberland Memory Service will present with a fairly mild memory concern or difficulty. The service may see people with more severe cognitive impairment provided they do not require a full multidisciplinary assessment or have a high level of need such as challenging behaviour or other significant complexities. The CMHT will continue to provide the response to these patients.
How to get Referred
Open referral system. Enquiries can be made by telephone (01670 844 7300) if advice is needed regarding the suitability for referral, or in the case of an urgent referral.