Memory consultation

Domain : Diagnosis

Category : My daily life

Simplified definition

A consultation with a specialist whose role is to investigate memory problems, to know, through medical examinations, whether they are the sign of a disease, and to provide the patient with the support and treatment they need.

Source: Houria Aiouaz, for Alzheimer Foundation

Referenced definition

“The specialized memory consultation is based on two successive examinations: one by a neurologist, the other by a psychologist, using standardized batteries of tests.”

Source: Mahieux F, Moulignier A, Michelet D, Manifacier MJ, Guillard A. Consultation spécialisée de la mémoire. Intérêt et bilan de 2 années de fonctionnement [Specialized memory consultation. Value and evaluation after 2 years of functioning]. Presse Med. 1993;22(13):617-621.


“In the memory consultation, your neurologist will establish an investigation plan based on his observation and in your complaints of memory, language, speed of thought and calculation or other cognitive functions.”

Source: Hospital Da Luz. Neurology Consultation – Memory. [Internet]. [cited on Sept 7, 2022]. 


  • The appointments may take place with several specialists: a geriatrician, a neurologist, a neuropsychologist, a speech-language pathologist, or a nurse.


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