The Memory Service offers support to older people living in Sheffield who are experiencing memory problems, as well as other mental health difficulties like anxiety or depression.

We also provide early assessment for the diagnosis of Dementia.

The team is based in the Longley Centre at the Northern General Hospital, but we also provide community support across the city.

The support we provide is varied and is based on your individual needs and can include specialist assessment, prescribing medication, post-diagnosis support and peer support groups.

Our team is made up from nurses, occupational therapists, support workers, doctors, psychologists and administration staff.

For many of our service users carers play a huge role in their lives and we understand how difficult that can be.

We offer a range of support to carers and ensure that you have everything you need to be confident that your loved one is being cared for and that you can look after yourself too.

We’re very proud to have been accredited as ‘Excellent’ by the Royal College of Psychiatrists Memory Services National Accreditation Programme since 2013.

How is the service accessed?

We accept referrals for adults aged 65 or over who are seeking an assessment or diagnosis for memory difficulties.

We also accept referrals for adults, including any under the age of 65, who have a diagnosis of Dementia that needs cognitive enhancer (medication) follow up.

Referrals to the service can be made by GPs, and healthcare professionals working in liaison psychiatry, neurology and geriatrics.

All referrals should be made direct to the Older Adults Community Mental Health Team. We do not accept self-referrals.

You can take a look at our service eligibility and selection criteria by clicking here.

The Memory Service can also be accessed by people living outside of Sheffield through Choose and Book.

Useful information

We know that the wait for your first appointment can be an anxious time, especially if you or your loved one are struggling with remembering things.

We’d put together a series of pages with useful information that will help you find where to go for your appointment, answer any questions you may have and practical advice for things you can be doing while you’re waiting to see us.

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