Dementia is a general term for a group of symptoms associated with a decline in brain functioning. In the UK, Alzheimer's disease is the most common cause of dementia. As the disease advances, symptoms get more severe and can include loss of memory, disorientation, confusion, and behavioural changes.
Recognising that there's a problem isn't always easy, but an accurate and timely diagnosis can help you prepare for the future and receive treatment or support that may help.
Dementia is a neurological condition, affecting 800,000 people in the UK
Starting treatment early can really help slow the progress of the illness. That's why we always advise seeking help as soon as you suspect there might be something wrong. We can help.
We can usually detect dementia in its early stages and have some of the UK's leading Dementia experts working with us, to help you.
Dementia conditions share similar symptoms including memory loss, personality changes and emotional difficulties.
The most common of all the Dementia illnesses (55% of all Dementia diagnoses), Alzheimer’s has several causes, which should be fully investigated to ensure the right treatment is found.
Often misdiagnosed, Lewy Bodies Dementia cannot be cured, but with the right treatment, the progress can be significantly slowed.
It’s vital to get the right diagnosis for FTLD as some other Dementia medications can make the symptoms worse.
The second most common type of Dementia – Vascular Dementia can affect those who have had strokes or have a history of Dementia in the family.
Difficult to diagnose in the early stages, Parkinson’s requires specialist assessment and treatment to help slow the progress of the disease.
Those with memory loss, but do not have Dementia may have MCI – 15% of those with MCI will go on to develop Dementia later on, so early intervention is crucial.
Misdiagnosis of the cause of memory loss can result in incorrect treatment, possible causing further harm. A correct diagnosis is therefore vital.
Medication options are often used to slow the progress of the diseases and can be highly effective, if the right one is chosen. Psychology and Psychotherapy can also be invaluable at helping with the emotional symptoms.
You don’t need a GP referral to book a diagnosis
Appointments usually available within a few days, nationwide
Qualified and friendly triage team to help you find the right option
Every year we help thousands of people, just like you, to find expert, Consultant Psychiatrists, Psychologists and Psychotherapists who have many years’ experience in diagnosing and treating Dementia and memory loss issues.
Thank you to everyone at Clinical Partners. The time and consideration put in by the whole team in helping me was first rate and something you don’t often come across these days. The consultation with the Psychologist was lengthy, but it was very helpful knowing what to expect as the triage team had talked me through the whole thing. What is a worrying time for me and my family has been made a lot easier and it is money well spent getting answers without having to wait a long time.
I was seen very quickly, following a conversation with someone in the triage team who really took the time to understand what my concerns were. I wasn’t sure about getting a diagnosis, but the appointment with the Psychiatrist was excellent, very thorough and I have been amazed at level of care taken by the clinician to understand me. The comprehensive report which followed, has been incredibly useful and I now feel more confident about going forward.
I was surprised how easy it was to get hold of someone to talk to about appointments, and changes to my condition – every time I have rung I have spoken to someone who understands Bipolar. Everybody I’ve spoken with has been very friendly, certainly non-judgemental and made me feel at ease. My appointment was very thorough, I was quickly able to talk about everything I needed to
I have struggled on and off with depression most of my life. My GP has prescribed antidepressants and a short course of CBT, but they haven’t really helped. I was a bit nervous about paying privately, but it was well worth it. I saw a Psychiatrist who obviously really understands depression and actually changed my diagnosis. Now I know what I am dealing with, I can find a treatment that will work. Thank you.
Just to say thank you for the whole team for helping me, it’s been great to finally get a proper treatment plan in place, I don’t know why I delayed doing this for so long. The whole process was really clear and the triage team were really nice to me on the phone, always polite. I have had six sessions of therapy so far and it seems to be making a difference already!
225,000 will develop dementia this year, that’s one every three minutes