The National Intellectual Disability Memory Service
The National Intellectual Disability Memory Service is a centre of excellence in proactive dementia assessment and diagnosis for people with an intellectual disability (ID), particularly supporting people with Down syndrome given their increased genetic risk for dementia.
What does the service offer?
- Support to people who are worried about memory loss problems and clarification about memory symptoms
- Baseline screening for people with Down syndrome
- Diagnosis, including differential diagnosis
- Information on good brain health along with ways to improve and maintain it
- Post diagnostic support including information and training/education on living well with dementia
- Access to and enrolment in research studies
While the service is free, a referral from your doctor is required to access the service.