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Concerns about memory problems can be quite distressing as patients and families sometimes think that it could be Alzheimer's disease. Memory loss alone does not always indicate dementia or other serious problems.
Claremont Memory Clinic offers a comprehensive assessment to enable the early detection of dementia. We can assess whether any impairment is likely to be caused by Alzheimer's disease or one of the other common forms of dementia.
On the other hand poor memory may be a symptom of depression or anxiety or just the result of natural processes of ageing.
The Clinic is held on Saturday mornings by appointment.
Patients are assessed by Dr V Sivakumar, Consultant Old Age Psychiatrist.
The assessments include
Following each visit a report is sent to the GPs so they are kept fully informed.
After the confirmation of diagnosis and stabilisation on medication for dementia, patients will be offered follow up at Claremont or referred to the NHS services if requested.