Do you know someone who is:
- showing signs of memory loss?
- becoming confused even in familiar places?
- struggling to follow conversations or programmes on TV?
- regularly misplacing items?
- experiencing changes in personality or mood?
If you are concerned that someone you know is showing these signs, it is important to visit a GP for advice. If appropriate, the GP will make a referral to one of the specialist West London Mental Health Trust Memory Assessment Service.
West London Memory Assessment Service
The assessment includes:
- checks for the likely causes of confusion
- memory tests
- case histories
Further tests may need to be done at the hospital. If dementia is diagnosed and support is needed, the service will pass on the relevant details to Dementia Concern to help. This will only be done if those involved agree to it.
Tel: 020 8483 1666 or 020 8483 2646/2647
If you or someone you look after has been diagnosed with dementia
The Alzheimer's Society has put together a dementia guide to help you understand what happens next and explains the therapies and services available. The dementia guide is available in a other languages such as Hindi, Urdu and Punjabi. There is also a dementia guide video with a version in British sign language.
A dementia video from Health Education England tells you more about the disease and how to support people with it.