Memory Assessment Program
The Memory Assessment Program (MAP) provides early assessment and diagnosis for people with mild to moderate cognitive impairment, and an integrated and multi-disciplinary care model to support patients and carers from diagnosis of dementia through the progression of the disease. The program links GPs and their patients with dementia specialised medical, neuropsychological and dementia support services. Additionally, the comprehensive patient assessment and report provided by the MAP Coordinator supports the Geriatrician and reduces the number of specialist appointments required by the patient.
GPs are able to refer patient to the program by completing the Memory Investigation Service referral form. MAP referrals are only available in the Northern Tablelands of NSW, it is not offered in the other regions of the HealthWISE footprint.
Please also provide the MMSE and clock drawing test and sending these along with:
- Pathology results
- CT Brain Scan
- Medical history
- Medication list as per the check list on the Management Tool
- Referral letter to the Geriatrician
MAP is offered in:
Armidale, Ashford, Emmaville, Guyra, Glen Innes, Inverell, Tenterfield, Uralla, and surrounding areas.
For further information, please contact our Armidale office on 02 6771 1146.
Caring About Dementia
HealthWISE New England North West with the support of Newcastle Permanent Charitable Foundation are pleased to bring you this series of videos, Caring About Dementia, for carers of people living with dementia with some tips and hints that may help you in your very important role as a Carer.
You can watch these videos at a time that suits you, and return to watch them throughout your journey in caring for someone with dementia.