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The National Intellectual Disability Memory Service

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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.

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What does the service offer?

The National Intellectual Disability Memory Service can provide:
  • 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.