What conditions do you treat?
a diagnostic service. Our primary function is to confirm or exclude dementia.
have dementia medications that can be initiated for those with certain types of
dementia i.e. Alzheimer’s disease, providing there are no contraindications.
may diagnose Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI).
What age range does this service treat?
What geographical area does this service cover?
What are the referral criteria?
The person or their family/Carer have been concerned about their memory/ cognition for at least a six-months.
They suspect dementia.
Referral not suitable if:
How can people get referred to this service?
own doctor will make a referral. The reason for this is because we need you to
have some blood tests to treat any reversible causes of your memory concerns
What to expect when referred
A further appointment to discuss the outcome of your assessments / tests (up to 12 weeks from the referral date), which will be to tell you whether or not we think you may have a type of dementia
You may be offered medication
You may be offered participation in a group
Clinical Lead: Miss Sarah Sherred
Service administrative address: Mariner House, Handford Road, Ipswich. IP1 2GA
Office hours (days and times): Monday- Friday 9am-5pm
Telephone number (general): 01473 296194/5
If there is an emergency and people are in immediate danger, call 999 for an ambulance.
If you are not a service user but require urgent support, contact your GP or call: Samaritans: 116 123
NHS 111 (NHS support for non-life threatening situations): 111
For more information, see Help in a Crisis.
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We are also now able to offer some clinic appointments remotely via video.
Parking free at all venues except Mariner House which is blue badge holder parking only.
Car park (pay and display), Portman Road.
Together Suffolk – local information hub on accessing support and
information-for anyone with memory concerns and their families.
Telephone free on: 08081 688
000, Monday to Friday, 9am -
Saturday, Sunday and
Bank Holidays, 10am - 4pm.
Alzheimer's Society - National organisation
Telephone: 0332 150 2456
Suffolk Family carers - for those caring for someone with memory problems
Telephone: 01473 835477
Customer First - Suffolk County Council Social Care Services
Telephone: 0808 8004005
Dementia Friends Suffolk - Facebook page
Suffolk Young Dementia Network - Facebook page