Memory assessment and management service

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Our county-wide teams are co-located and work in close relationship with our OA-CMHTs. 

The MAMS teams provide specialist assessment, diagnosis and early interventions for people with suspected, and/or mild to moderate dementia. 

We offer you support at community settings or at your own home as indicated and in some areas of the county from within GP settings. Our MAMS teams are comprised of:

  • Administrative support staff
  • Community psychiatric nurses including non-medical prescribers
  • Occupational therapists
  • Consultant psychiatrists
  • Associate practitioner support workers
  • Access/direct referral to:
    • older adult psychology
    • social workers
    • Neighbourhood Teams

Hours of operation

Our core hours are Monday to Friday from 9am to 5pm.

Aims of the service

The core aims of the Memory Assessment and Management Service:

  • Be a single point of referral for all people with a possible diagnosis of dementia or mild-cognitive impairment.
  • Support primary care to promote and facilitate early identification and referral of people with suspected dementia.
  • Provide high-quality accurate diagnosis of dementia early in the course of the disease.
  • Communicate the diagnosis well, in a person-centred way to both the person with dementia and their carers.
  • Ensure that people with dementia and their carers have appropriate information that allows them to manage their care more effectively along the pathway and understand how to access other appropriate assistance when required.
  • Engage people with dementia and their carers in decisions about the care options available to them, including the development of personal care-plans.
  • Ensure the service is readily accessible and meets the range of needs of the local population.
  • Ensure continuity of care across the pathway and integration with other care providers.

Core treatment interventions include cognitive stimulation therapy (CST), pharmacological treatment, individualized care-plans and carer education.

More information

For more detail about the remit, standards and practices of our MAMS teams please see our Memory Assessment and Management Service (MAMS) Operational Protocol.

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