Redbridge Memory Clinic

Redbridge Memory Service, has a friendly, supportive and welcoming group of professionals who are passionate about maintaining high standards of care for their patients. People can be referred to the memory clinic by their GP. Our clinic is a pleasant, spacious bright and cheerful environment. Anyone from Redbridge who is worried about their memory will be seen. A referral will enable them to have an assessment of their memory and a diagnosis of their problems communicated in a kind and understanding way. They can be signposted to other services, prescribed medication for their memory, offered groups and given carers support. There are doctors, nurses, a psychologist and an occupational therapist working at the memory service.

Updated:
16 May 2014
Location:
London
Sectors:
Hospitals and Hospital Trusts
Local Alliances:
Redbridge Dementia Action Alliance

1. Action Plan

1. The National Dementia Declaration lists seven outcomes that the DAA are seeking to achieve for people with dementia and their carers. How would you describe your organisation’s role in delivering better outcomes for people with dementia and their carers?

  • Ensuring that everyone is given enough written information to understand their illness and make decisions regarding treatment.
  • Increase the number of people on the dementia register for Redbridge so there are less people who have dementia without a formal diagnosis
  • We aim to meet the standards needed to be accredited by the Royal College of Psychiatrists Memory Service Accreditation Programme.
  • To work closely with the Redbridge Dementia Partnership and the Redbridge Action Alliance.
  • To aim to diagnose dementia earlier in the illness for people from ethnic minorities. 
  • Ensuring that everyone is given enough written information to understand their illness and make decisions regarding treatment. 

2. What are the challenges to delivering these outcomes from the perspective of your organisation?

  •  An increasing demand for our service despite ongoing cuts to the service.
  • To continuously increase the number of people who have a diagnosis of dementia.
  • To make sure we continue to make people with dementia and their carers feel welcomed and supported.
  • To effect change outside of our immediate organisation.

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2. Actions