Islington Memory and Dementia Navigator Service

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This is a specialist service for Islington residents living with dementia and their carers.

The service provides assessment, diagnosis and treatment for people experiencing symptoms associated with dementia. Those diagnosed with dementia will remain under the service for the duration of their journey and receive post-diagnostic support on a regular basis. This includes evidence-based interventions, advice and signposting.

In April 2019, the existing memory service fully merged with the Dementia Navigator Team and was renamed the Islington Memory and Dementia Navigator Service. 

Every patient with a dementia diagnosis will have an allocated worker and patients may be seen by different members of the multi-disciplinary team (nurses, navigators, psychologist or psychiatrist) based on their needs.

The service has been aligned with the Primary Care Networks.
 


Eligibility criteria

Inclusions

  • Islington residents 
    • over 65 (under 65s only if they have severe and enduring mental health problems and/or alcohol/ drug misuse)
    • with a formal diagnosis of dementia who live at home (both over and under 65)

Exclusions

  • care home residents can be seen by the Trust’s Care Home Liaison Service.
  • under 65s with no history of alcohol/drug misuse or severe and enduring mental illness should be referred to the Cognitive Disorders Clinic at Queens Square.

How to refer

The following clinicians can refer to this service: GPs

Letter

Referral methods: Email

Referral letter sent via email or post
e: cim-tr.islingtonmemoryservice@nhs.net

Please include details of:

  • recent blood results
  • description of symptoms associated with dementia
  • relevant mental and physical health history
  • any recent brain scans (CT or MRI)
  • let the team know if the patient has been referred to (or is under the care of) Neurology