Memory clinic

Simplified definition

A specialized unit in hospitals where people with memory loss can undergo several tests and receive support.

Source: Houria Aiouaz, for Alzheimer Foundation

Referenced definition

“The Memory Clinic is a specialized [sic] service for people with memory loss, changes in cognitive function and dementia.”

Source: The Alzheimer Society of Ireland. Memory Clinic. [Internet]. [cited on Sept 7, 2022]. 

Context

“Usually, patients are referred to memory clinics by their primary care physician, psychiatrist or neurologist and it is at the memory clinic that patients provide a history of their memory problems, which is ideally supported by a spouse or caregiver.”

Source: Silver Santé Study. What is a memory clinic. [Internet]. Sept 25, 2017 [cited on Sept 7, 2022]. 

Note

  • Memory clinics aim at detecting AD as early as possible and providing fast care.
  • Memory clinics are staffed by several specialists: a GP, a geriatrician, a neurologist, a neuropsychologist, a speech-language pathologist, or a nurse.

Synonym(s)

Memory assessment service

Abbreviation(s)

MC

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