Dementia Support Service
The Kingston Dementia Support Service is a follow up and review service for people living in the Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames who have been diagnosed with dementia. The clinic runs weekly, on Thursdays at Surbiton Health Centre and Wednesday afternoons at Kingston Health Centre.
Appointments can be made for clinic reviews or sometimes home visits are possible to assess the person with dementia. Dr Burnie and Dr Lourdusamy will review memory and assess the needs associated with the condition to design a care package to help the person live as well as possible with dementia.
When patients are seen in the service, the doctor that sees them has full access to their medical record, as held by their GP. This is on the basis that the patient gives their consent to access. This will allow the doctor to see any past history or current medications that may be affecting the condition being reviewed and also supports the seamless transfer of information between the community Clinics and the patients own registered GP.
The service works closely with the Alzheimer's Society who are present at Kingston on Wednesdays and Surbiton on Thursdays for a drop in service. Their service provides advice and support on coping with dementia to help family members and caregivers understand more about the condition. They are also able to tell you about additional support that is available.
Alzheimer's Society Dementia advisor can advise you about ways of coping with dementia, help family members to understand more about the condition and tell you about support that is available.
The Dementia Advisor stays in touch with people and their family members from the point of diagnosis onwards. Appointments can be made directly by calling the Alzheimer's Society Kingston Office on 020 3513 5147