Memory Care Clinic

The Memory Care Clinic offers assessments and follow-up services for specific clients with concerns regarding memory and other areas of cognition.

The Memory Care Clinic offers assessments and follow-up services for specific clients with concerns regarding memory and other areas of cognition.

Through the Memory Care Clinic we provide treatment, as well as counselling, education and guidance for family caregivers for persons with memory and cognition challenges.

Our Memory Care Clinic team consists of a Physician, Registered Nurse, Registered Practical Nurse, Community Health Worker and Alzheimer’s Society designate who all work together to address your unique needs.

Types of Conditions Treated

As we get older, many of us notice some changes in memory, language, thinking or personality. But if memory loss or changes in language, thinking or personality starts to interfere with your daily activities and routines or those of someone you care about, you should speak to a doctor.

Some of the symptoms of memory loss can include:

  • ‚ÄčChanges in performing daily activities or changes in job performance
  • Becoming more forgetful; having trouble with short-term memory
  • Needing more reminders
  • Forgetting recent conversations
  • Asking the same question over and over again
  • Forgetting appointments, special occasions, or forgetting to take medications
  • Difficulty finding the right word or losing one’s train of thought in mid-sentence
  • Regularly misplacing items, such as keys or wallet
  • Difficultly looking after finances (writing cheques, banking or investing money)
  • Getting lost in familiar areas
  • Changes in personality; for example, feeling sad, irritable or less interested‚Äč‚Äč‚Äč

How to Prepare

The appointment usually lasts about 1 to 3 hours. The patient can be seen by several members of the team. Memory tests and physical and neurological (brain function) examinations are performed. The family member or friend who comes in with the patient may also meet with the doctors and other team members if it’s necessary. Follow-up appointments usually take from 20 minutes to an hour.

How to access the Memory Care Clinic?

You will need a referral from  your primary care provider to the Memory Care Clinic. Please speak with your provider to find out if the Memory Care Clinic is a good option for you or your loved one.

For more information, call us:

ConnectWell Community Health- Lanark Site  613-259-2182 or Toll-Free 1-866-762-0496.

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