Memory Assessment Service (MAS) in Birmingham
At Private Medical Clinic, we understand the importance of timely and accurate dementia assessments. Cognitive impairment can be a challenging issue to navigate, and we are committed to providing a streamlined, efficient, and expert-driven service. Our private memory clinic, operated under the umbrella of Private Medical Clinic, offers a comprehensive approach to dementia assessment and treatment, ensuring minimal waiting times and no need for referrals.
Memory Assessments (MAS)
- Conducted by a multidisciplinary team of professionals with expertise in treating a wide range of psychological concerns.
- Comfortable and confidential environment where you can safely express yourself.
Mental Health Services
The Dementia Assessment Process
Navigating the various stages of cognitive assessment can often feel disjointed and frustrating when dealing with public healthcare services. At Private Medical Clinic, we have revolutionized the process to offer a seamless and efficient experience. Our goal is to provide you with a definitive diagnostic decision that aligns with NICE guidelines, all within a timeframe that suits your needs.
1. Physical Assessment
The first step in our dementia assessment process involves ruling out physical causes that may affect cognitive performance. We have a network of locations across the West Midlands where blood tests, urine analysis, and ECGs (heart monitoring) can be undertaken. Our commitment to comprehensive testing ensures that we leave no stone unturned in understanding the root causes of cognitive impairment.
2. Cognitive Assessment
We employ the Addenbrookes assessment tool, a recognized and validated measure for specialist memory services in the United Kingdom (Hodges & Larner, 2017). This assessment evaluates recall, recognition, awareness, and performance. You can choose to undergo this assessment in person or virtually, ensuring flexibility and convenience.
Included in our assessment package is imaging by either CT or MRI scan, depending on your age. These scans provide objective and measurable information about the structure of your brain, enabling our experts to make well-informed decisions.
4. Specialist Review and Diagnosis
Our team includes psychologists who specialise in dementia diagnosis. After completing the assessments, we arrange a concluding consultation, which can be conducted in person or virtually. This ensures that you receive a thorough evaluation from experts in the field.
Should medication be necessary, we provide a private prescription for the first six weeks. Please note that the cost of the medication is charged by the dispensing pharmacy. Our focus is not just on diagnosis but also on providing you with the initial support you need.
6. Expert Report
We compile a comprehensive expert report that consolidates all the information gathered during the assessment process. This report is shared with your GP and can be used to outline your care needs. It is a critical document that ensures continuity of care.
Why Choose Private Medical Clinic?
Private Medical Clinic stands out for its commitment to excellence and efficiency in dementia assessment. Here’s why you should choose us:
- Minimal Waiting: Our streamlined process ensures that you don’t have to endure long waiting periods for appointments and assessments.
- No Referral Needed: You can book an assessment directly with us, eliminating the need for referrals and further delays.
- Nationwide Coverage: We offer our services in clinic, virtually, and through home visits, ensuring accessibility to individuals across the nation.
- Expertise: Our team comprises specialists who are dedicated to dementia diagnosis, ensuring that you receive the highest level of care.
- Gold Standard Testing: Our diagnostic decisions align with NICE guidelines, giving you confidence in the accuracy of our assessments.
Booking Your Assessment
Securing a dementia assessment with Private Medical Clinic is a straightforward process. We aim to make it as convenient as possible for you. You can book your assessment today by calling us or booking online via our website.
Our commitment to your well-being extends beyond the assessment itself. We’ll keep you updated with important clinic information, booking reminders, and offers to ensure your ongoing health and happiness.
Don’t let cognitive impairment go undiagnosed or untreated. Trust Private Medical Clinic to provide you with expert-driven assessments that can make a significant difference in your life. Book your assessment with us today and take the first step towards a comprehensive diagnosis and care plan.