The Memory Assessment Service is run by East London Foundation Trust (ELFT) and aims to meet the needs of people who are concerned that they may have a memory problem.
The initial stage will be to assess and diagnose the nature of the person’s memory difficulties, report this to their GP and advise on further treatment or support.
The team is made up of specialist doctors, nurses, occupational therapists and psychologists. The team will continue to be involved after diagnosis, when appropriate, and can offer information, advice and support to the person with memory problems and their family.
Self-referrals to this service are not accepted as it is vital that physical health checks are completed initially. Please ask for a referral from one of the following: GP, A&E, Community Matron.
There are three Memory Assessment Service Centres across the county based in Bedford, Biggleswade and Houghton Regis. See below for further details on each of them: