Fylde Coast Memory Assessment Service
The Fylde Coast Memory Services supports patients living across the Fylde Coast including Lytham, Blackpool and Fleetwood and surrounding areas from Knott End to Kirkham and Clifton. Our aim is to provide good quality early diagnosis and intervention for all patients withouta diagnosis of dementia (any age) whatever point they are on the dementia journey.
The future ambition of the Memory Service is to reach the position where the majority of patients requiring assessment have mild to moderate symptoms. Referrals are accepted directly from GP’s and patients are offered a telephone clinical triage by a clinician in the Memory Service, if a referral is accepted into services and once all the relevant information is collated we aim to offer all patients their initial assessment within 6 weeks. Patients will be offered further appointments to discuss Diagnosis, Treatment options and Post-diagnostic support.
If treatment is offered to patients they will remain under the care of the Memory Service until they are stable on the treatment prescribed, eventually the prescriptions will be offered by the patients GP. Memory Services will sign-post and refer to other services such as Alzheimer’s Society and Empowerment that may also be supportive and beneficial for the patient and their carer. The team includes a number of health professionals that a patient may see while under the care of the Memory Assessment Service these include; Nurses, Community Support Workers, Occupational Therapist and Occupational Therapist Technical Instructor, Neuro-psychologist, Assistant Psychologist, Consultant Psychiatrist and Medical staff alongside an administrative team.
Who to contact
- 01253 957036
Where to go
- Fylde Coast Memory Assessment Services
- FY7 6HP
Time / Date Details
- When is it on
- Every Monday to Friday 9:00am to 5:00pm
- Time of day
- Referral required
- Referral Details
Referral via GP only