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I’m concerned about my own memory

Should I take a dementia test?

If you are concerned about your memory loss and the risk of dementia, it is vital that you seek an early diagnosis. An early diagnosis of dementia means you have a better chance of accessing available treatments, therefore reducing the anxiety about your symptoms. Seeking professional help means you are taking control of your health, maintaining your independence and quality of life while helping those around you.

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If you are worried about memory loss affecting yourself or a family member, a dementia assessment can provide comfort and peace of mind.

Call us on 0330 124 1970 to arrange a free, no-obligation, Mini-ACE cognitive test (worth £100).

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Dementia diagnosis and treatment

We understand that it can be difficult to admit to yourself and your family that your memory isn’t quite what it used to be. That’s why we have designed a discreet and confidential service for those seeking professional help. From an initial assessment, our qualified clinicians can recommend the next step so that we can help you find the right diagnosis and provide personalised treatment options.

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What are the symptoms of dementia and memory loss?

Being forgetful doesn’t necessarily mean you have dementia, it can be a natural sign of ageing. However, if any of the following symptoms described by Age UK are persistent and affecting your daily life, they may be indicators of dementia:

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Are you struggling to remember…
  • the date and day of the week?
  • names of people, places or objects?
  • what happened recently?
  • where you put something?
Are you finding that…
  • your thoughts or memories are clouded?
  • it takes you longer to process information?
  • you struggle to follow conversations or find the right word?
  • you regularly get yourself in a muddle?
  • your decisions making is affected? 
Do you feel confused, such as…
  • getting lost in a familiar place?
  • forgetting where you were going or how to get home?
  • losing track of night and day?
  • having problems with spatial awareness?
Do you struggle to follow things, such as…
  • the thread of conversations, particularly in groups?
  • television programmes, books or newspaper articles?
  • repeating words or forgetting what you were saying mid-sentence?
Do you experience personality changes, such as…
  • mood swings?
  • becoming irritable or short-tempered?
  • losing interest in hobbies and socialising?
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How can we help?

If you are concerned that you might be suffering from memory loss, MemoryClinix offers a range of services aimed at providing the right diagnosis and treatment. Our qualified clinicians can make an initial assessment before creating a personal care plan.

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If you are worried about memory loss affecting yourself or a family member, a dementia assessment can provide comfort and peace of mind.

Call us on 0330 124 1970 to arrange a free, no-obligation, Mini-ACE cognitive test (worth £100).

    Call now
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How the MemoryClinix care plan works

Producing a personal care plan involves a three-stage process:

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STEP ONE: Initial assessment

Includes medical and psychiatric history, mental state examination and cognitive and daily living activities (ADLs) testing. It might also be necessary to organise dementia blood tests and a CT head scan.

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STEP TWO: Diagnosis and treatment consultation

Following the results of the tests mentioned in step one, we will be able to put a diagnosis. Once a diagnosis is made we can formulate a personal care plan tailored to the patient’s needs.

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STEP THREE: Post diagnosis support and follow-up

We can advise on support services and treatments using trusted specialists registered on our HLP-U directory.

Support services

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Whether you are a sufferer or know someone who has been diagnosed with dementia, we offer a range of virtual support services, including: 

  • Occupational therapy: involves an assessment to identify any emotional, behavioural and cognitive needs. Follow-up support may be necessary, such as sessions on managing dementia with practical solutions.
  • Virtual cognitive stimulation therapy (vCST): sessions cover themed activities designed to improve the mental abilities and memory of people with mild to moderate dementia. 
  • Virtual carers support group (vCSG) sessions: four coaching sessions per month to offer family carers practical help, such as communication techniques, and personal support.*

*Both the vCST and the vCSG sessions include talking therapy and are facilitated by our collaborators from Memory Matters to whom we will refer our patients and family carers following an initial assessment and diagnosis.

What is dementia?

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50 million

people worldwide have dementia

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42,000 people

are living with young-onset dementia

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Alzheimer’s disease

is the most common form of dementia

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Vascular dementia

is the second most common type of dementia

The World Health Organisation (WHO) recognises dementia as a public health priority. Worldwide around 50 million people have dementia and there are nearly 10 million new cases every year (WHO Dementia Factsheet).

Dementia has become a major health concern among the elderly, with prevalence rates estimated at 7.1% in those aged over 65, according to the British Journal of Psychiatry.

Dementia is a group of related symptoms characterised by a progressive decline of brain function with age. It affects memory, thinking, orientation, comprehension, calculation, learning capacity, language, problem-solving, motivation, mood, sleep, personality and behaviour.

There are different types of dementia and a correct diagnosis helps both families and professionals to provide the right care and support. The most common form of dementia is Alzheimer’s disease which accounts for about 60-70% of the cases. Vascular dementia is the second most common type and is caused by a reduced blood flow to the brain. Sufferers with both Alzheimer’s disease and vascular dementia have what is known as mixed dementia.

The risk of dementia increases with age, but there are people who develop symptoms before the age of 65, which is known as young-onset dementia. According to the Alzheimer’s Society, there are 42,000 people in the UK living with young-onset dementia.

About MemoryClinix

We combine mental health expertise, recent medical research data and latest video conferencing technology to offer a comprehensive memory loss and dementia prevention support service.