Our Memory Service and Younger People with Dementia Teams aim to provide assessment, diagnosis and appropriate treatment and interventions for people experiencing early dementia.
Service users are encouraged and supported to live well with dementia with emphasis on quality of life. The teams also provide longer term support and interventions for people who require ongoing contact with the service. The service will:
Provide early detection and diagnosis of dementia
Provide advice, support and information at the time of diagnosis
Offer post diagnostic counselling when required
Give information about the likely prognosis and options for care, signposting on to local services
Offer advice, education and information on building coping strategies to enable service users and carers to better manage their memory problems on a 1:1 or in a group setting
Provide review assessments and on-going support where appropriate
To provide pharmacological treatment.
The service can help people:
Who have experienced memory problems for at least six months
Whose memory problems are interfering with their everyday functioning
Whose carer/family or significant others are aware of these memory problems
Whose memory problems cannot be linked to a recent traumatic head injury.
Memory Support Worker Team
The Memory Support Worker Team was set up in partnership with the Alzheimer’s Society to provide a service to people who have memory problems/a diagnosis of dementia.
Their aim is to ensure that everyone living with dementia in the Leeds area is able to access meaningful information, advice and support. They can enable service users to attend services such as memory cafes, carers groups and advocacy, and can ensure they can access support to manage finances and get help with decision-making if they need it.
The Team’s service provision extends to family and carers who, where appropriate, they will signpost on to other services.
The Team work closely with all primary care services, the voluntary services teams and our Trust’s specialist memory services.
The following film has been created to explain their role and the support they offer to people in Leeds with memory problems, and their families.
Get in touch
Our Memory Service Teams are based from three localities:
Our South South East (SSE) Locality Team are based at Aire Court and can be contacted on 0113 85 50600.
Our East North East (ENE) Locality Team are based at St. Mary’s House and can be contacted on 0113 85 58242.
Our West North West Locality Team are based at Holly House at St Mary’s Hospital and can be contacted on 0113 30 55034.
Our Younger People with Dementia Team are based at Holly House at St. Mary’s Hospital and can be reached on 0113 30 55018.