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What we do

The memory assessment service provides access to memory testing and diagnosis and offers advice from trained advisers.

Why we do it

To offer care and support for people and their care givers following receiving a positive diagnosis of dementia.

Who we do it for

Adults with a GP in Brighton and Hove and who do not have an existing diagnosis of dementia.

We help to deliver the Brighton and Hove Memory Assessment Service in partnership with Alzheimer’s Society, Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust and the Brighton and Hove Carers Centre.

How you can access the Memory Assessment service

You can access the service by calling or emailing us (our contact details are below) – we’re open between 9am and 5pm, Monday to Friday. We will aim to respond to you within 24 hours between Monday and Friday.

Referral guidance for health care professionals

If you are a health professional exploring referral options please see the Further Information section below for our referral guideline and forms. If your patient has a pre-existing diagnosis of dementia or a complex presentation, please refer them to Specialist Older Adult Mental Health Services (SOAMHS).

Are you worried about your memory?

If you are worried about your memory …

Visit your GP to discuss a possible referral to the Memory Assessment Service.

Take someone to this appointment who knows you well.

Write down your worries and questions before your appointment.

Do you need dementia information and support?

Call the Alzheimer’s Society Helpline: 0300 222 11 22
Visit the Alzheimer’s Society Website

Do you need support at home?

Visit your GP to discuss your options

Call Access Point on: 01273 295555

Email: accesspoint@brighton-hove.gov.uk

How we use your information

Find out how your records are used by the service, and how you can get in touch if you have a query about your information.

Further information

GP Cog tool - memory assessment service

COG tool for use in GP referrals to Brighton and Hove Memory Assessment Service.

Memory Assessment Service referral form 2015

GP referral form - for use in referrals to Brighton and Hove Memory Assessment Service. (2015)

Get in touch

You can contact us on this email and phone number between 9am and 5pm Monday to Friday with your questions, feedback or complaints

0300 555 0175

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