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Cognitive, Dementia & Memory

The Cognitive, Dementia and Memory Service is a specialist diagnostic clinic which aims to assist people with memory loss, or changes to their thinking, and those who support them.

Early diagnosis is important to determine the best treatment and plan for the future. It provides the opportunity to learn about the condition, understand changes as they happen and cope with day-to-day issues of cognitive change.

An assessment with the memory clinic provides:

  • Expert clinical diagnosis
  • Information on appropriate treatments
  • Direction in planning for the future
  • Referrals to other services that can help you manage

An assessment with the memory clinic will include medical and allied health consultations and usually includes a visit to your home. We will discuss the assessment results and recommendations with you.

It is necessary to have a family member or close friend present at both the home visit and clinic appointment to assist in our assessment process.

Following our investigations and assessment we will meet up to provide you and your family member or friend with feedback. This feedback will also be sent to the referring doctor.

Our memory clinic team includes a:

  • Geriatrician
  • Psychogeriatrician
  • Neuropsychologist
  • Speech Pathologist
  • Clinical Nurse
  • Is there a cost?

    The is NO CHARGE for an assessment with the Memory Clinic

  • Where is the service available?

    Warrnambool Community Health, Koroit Street, Warrnambool

    We service the South West Region of Victoria from the South Australian border, to Camperdown in the east and north to the Grampians.

    Given the high demand for our service, we currently have waiting lists.

  • How do I access the Memory Clinic?

    A GP referral is required as there are tests required prior to the referral being processed.

    We will work with your GP to ensure all the necessary tests are completed prior to booking an appointment.

    Your GP will need to send the necessary information directly to Access and Information by:

    • Faxing (03) 5563 1669
    • Emailing intake@swh.net.au
    • Sending referrals to: Access and Information, Warrnambool Community Health, Koroit St, Warrnambool

If you have any questions please contact us by:

  • Calling (03) 5563 4000 and ask to speak with the Memory Clinic co-ordinator

Page last updated: 18 February 2021

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