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The Memory Clinic

 

What is The Memory Clinic?

The Memory Clinic at Sussex Premier Health involves a comprehensive assessment and personalised care for individuals facing memory concerns and depression.

As a part of this assessment you will also receive a full physical examination, review of your other health concerns as well as a medication review.

 

Why us

  • Fast access to treatment when you need it
  • Internationally and nationally renowned consultants
  • Clear, inclusive pricing
Covered by health insurance?

Check with your insurer

Available to self-pay?

Yes

What happens at The Memory Clinic?

Our clinic uses a variety of neuropsychological tests to aid in the diagnosis process, helping to differentiate between memory issues associated with dementia, normal aging memory decline, and mild cognitive impairment (MCI) – which is a pre-dementia state. Additional assessments, including brain scans and blood tests, may be recommended based on individual needs.

Depression is a common occurrence among older adults, particularly those with dementia. It is crucial to address underlying depression as it can impact mental function and be mistakenly identified as dementia. Effective treatment not only improves mood but can also lead to significant enhancements in memory.

While Alzheimer’s dementia is the most prevalent type, it’s essential to recognise that there are various other forms of dementia. Our Memory Clinic provides personalised treatment options, tailored to each patient’s unique situation.

The Memory Clinic may be beneficial for:

  • Individuals concerned about their memory who seek reassurance.
  • Older adults whose families are worried about their loved ones’ memory and mood.
  • Patients with a confirmed diagnosis of dementia and/or depression who desire a comprehensive holistic assessment. Our approach considers their mental health concerns in the context of other medical issues, involves a review of medications, and includes discussions about future care planning.

If you would like to book a consultation for The Memory Clinic, please call Dr Mucci’s Medical secretary on 07786 545738 or complete an enquiry form

 

Find a consultant at Sussex Premier Health

Dr Elena Mucci

Consultant Physician and Geriatrician

Consultation:

£300 for a 60-minute session

£450 for a 90-minute session

Home Visits:

£500 in the Hastings area

£600 in Bexhill

£800 in Eastbourne

Note: For locations outside these areas, the price will be determined based on the distance travelled.

We understand the importance of timely appointments. The current NHS waiting times are up to 24 months and we strive to offer appointments within 4-6 weeks from referral.

The cost of The Memory Clinic is payable on the day of your consultation.

  • Individuals concerned about their memory who seek reassurance.
  • Older adults whose families are worried about their loved ones’ memory and mood.
  • Patients with a confirmed diagnosis of dementia and/or depression who desire a comprehensive holistic assessment. Our approach considers their mental health concerns in the context of other medical issues, involves a review of medications, and includes discussions about future care planning.

Many older patients who need to see a specialist are unable to do so because they cannot leave their homes. For housebound older adults, or those living in Residential or Nursing Homes, Consultant Geriatrician can bring the care they require right into their home.

A home-based assessment also allows an evaluation of the physical environment to identify risk factors (falls) and equipment needs, review of medicines and observe contact with family members.

A GP referral letter, with summary of all medical problems and latest investigations is necessary prior to the visit. The service includes a comprehensive geriatric assessment and subsequent follow-up visits by Dr Mucci if required.

If admission to hospital is necessary for investigations, treatments or procedures, this can be organised on the same or next day through Sussex Premier Health, St Leonards-on-Sea. The same Consultant will continue the care in the hospital to ensure continuity of care.

Interested in finding out more?

Speak to a member of our team

Phone01424 757400

Enquiry form

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