Working Age Dementia Service
Our service is for people under 65 who have a suspected or confirmed diagnosis of dementia. We provide assessment, diagnosis and early treatment after diagnosis. We cover Nottingham City, Nottinghamshire County and Bassetlaw.
Our aim is to help people to remain active and well in community. Our service is based with older people’s mental health services, so that our service users have access to a range of dementia services after their diagnosis.
Our specialist assessment service provides access to a range of clinicians and investigations, such as brain imaging, for people with suspected dementia.
If a diagnosis of dementia is confirmed, we will work with the patient and their families to develop a care plan. This will include treatment to manage symptoms and help the patient maintain their independence.
Treatment is mainly in groups, however home treatment can also be provided.
Patients and their families or carers will also be introduced to our peer support service. This service works with other organisations so that patients and their families or carers can meet other people with similar experiences.
Care plans may include support from other mental health services for older people, social care or voluntary organisations.
Accessing our services
To use our service, you will need to be referred by your GP or a mental health professional.
Patients are usually seen in clinics or day service facilities, however home based assessment or treatment can be arranged if it is needed.
Find out more:
Service opening hours
Monday to Friday from 8.30am – 4.30pm.
Help in a crisis
Outside of office hours please contact your GP service, NHS 111, or in an emergency attend your local accident and emergency (A&E) department.
Information for health professionals
To refer a patient to the service, contact the Working Age Dementia Diagnostic Service and fax referral letter to the service or refer the patient via their GP.
Working Age Dementia Diagnostic Service
General Management Suite
76 Portland Street
Kirkby in Ashfield
Tel: 0115 956 0884
Fax: 01623 722834
Tracey Evans, Consultant Occupational Therapist