Memory Clinics - what to expect

There are many reasons why people experience memory problems. Commonly it is simply due to age but sometimes it can be caused by other conditions. These can include stress or the early stages of a dementia, such as Alzheimer’s disease.

The aim of the Memory Clinic, which is part of the Devon Memory Service, is to discover the cause of your memory problem and to provide you with the appropriate information, support and treatment that you need to help you to live well an independently.

Why have I been referred?

You have been referred to the Memory Clinic so that we can assess the concerns that you, or a relative or
friend, have about your memory.

Can I bring someone with me?

Yes. Please bring a relative or close friend with you. With your consent we will speak to them to get further information about the problems you have been experiencing. This will assist us in getting a clearer understanding of your circumstances and help us to advise you about the right help and support for you.

What do I need to bring with me?

Please bring with you a list of any medication you are currently taking. If you wear glasses for reading
or you wear a hearing aid, please bring them with you as well.