MAMS offers a detailed assessment for patients in Newcastle and parts of North Tyneside* to assess and diagnose common causes of memory problems, particularly dementia. The service is based in Newcastle at the Campus for Ageing and Vitality and is open Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm (excluding bank holidays).
*The ‘parts’ of North Tyneside consist of – Annitsford, Benton, Dudley, Forest Hall, Hazelrigg, Holystone, Killingworth, Longbenton, Palmersville, Seaton Burn, and Wideopen
The first appointment is usually with a specialist nurse or clinical psychologist and will last up to two hours. The assessment process will be explained and they will discuss with you and your family how best to support you through the assessment and diagnosis process.
On arrival at the clinic please report to the reception office in MAMS by taking the lift to the first floor.
Beverages are freely available in the main waiting area.
The clinic has a team of specially trained staff who all have different roles and expertise. You will see the person best able to help you which may be one or all members of the team. This is most likely to be a Registered Nurse, Clinical Psychologist or Doctor.
After your initial assessment, you will usually have at least two further appointments, with additional appointments for investigations such as brain scans, if required.
We encourage you to attend your appointments with relatives or close friends. Please bring a list of any medication you are currently taking with you.