Patient Experience

Patient Experience

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:

  • Assessment Clinic:Providing an assessment and diagnostic service to patients with cognitive deficits
  • Feedback Clinic:Providing patients and families with feedback on diagnosis and assessment findings
  • Social Work Support Service: Designed to advise and support patients with cognitive impairment and their family and carers.
  • 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:

    Memory Clinic
    Mercer’s Institute for Successful Ageing
    St James’s Hospital
    Dublin 8

  • 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:

    • Any reading glasses or hearing aids that you need
    • A complete list of the medications that you are currently taking
    • Any relevant information on tests and procedures completed in other hospitals, including copies of any brain scans that you may have
    • If you are diabetic, please bring your glucometer as your blood sugars may be monitored during specific tests
    • If you are asthmatic, please bring your inhalers to the clinic.
  • 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.

Contact Details

Monday to Friday, 8am to 5pm

How to find us

Ground floor, MISA building

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