The Memory Clinic is a specialised service for people with memory loss, changes in cognitive function and dementia. An assessment, a diagnosis if possible and treatments when necessary, are provided for those concerned about changes in their memory and memory disorders, including dementia. The Memory Clinic offers the following services:
Our team has a designated medical, nursing, neuropsychologist, medical social worker and a memory clinic secretary that works extensively with the wider team to deliver integrated patient-centred care. Our specialist team works closely with each other and collaborates to ensure the best possible care is delivered to our patients.
A referral form needs to be filled out by your GP and sent to the Memory Clinic at Mercer’s Institute for Successful Ageing.
Please use the following when referring patients to the Memory Clinic:
Referral forms are to be sent to the following address:
Mercer’s Institute for Successful Ageing
St James’s Hospital
When you receive your appointment letter, please confirm your appointment by calling (01) 416 2640.
If you are unable to attend, please contact (01) 416 2640 to re-schedule your visit.
Please note that it may take up to 3 months before another appointment date becomes available if you decide to cancel.
Your initial appointment can take up to two hours, so please ensure you have set aside enough time to complete the assessment.
It is very important, if at all possible, that you bring a relative, friend or carer who knows you well and can assist with the assessment process.
Please also bring the following with you to your appointment:
The Memory Clinic assists patients with memory problems that most likely have a neurodegenerative basis and are at an early stage of the disease process.
The Memory Clinic provides an assessment and disclosure service; it does not provide ongoing care and treatment which is provided by local services in their community. Once a diagnosis is made, the patient and family are discharged back to their referral source.