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Bristol - Dementia Wellbeing Service

Checked: 23-08-2021 by 3 Vicky Ryan Next Review: 23-12-2023

Description of service

The Dementia Wellbeing Service offers Dementia Navigators to support those with a diagnosis. Dementia Practitioners can provide Specialist Memory assessments to aid early diagnosis and offer therapeutic interventions to support people and their families at difficult times throughout their illness.

Refer

Who to refer:

All patients should be referred for post diagnostic support.

Diagnosis should be made in Primary Care. Only refer for diagnosis as follows:

  • Diagnostic uncertainty
  • Younger age (Unexplained under 65)
  • Atypical presentation eg language/visuospatial
  • Prominent psychiatric symptoms/personality change/behavioural problems
  • Patient and carer likely to need specialist support in coming to terms with diagnosis or management of risk
  • Complex past psychiatric history

If very rapid decline refer to neurological service

How to refer:

Referral forms for the service can be found on the DWS website Please be clear in the referral if diagnostic or post-diagnostic support required.

Referral contact details

Referral forms and enquiries - Email: dpn-tr.enquiriesbristoldementia@nhs.net only from a secure email address

For more urgent advice, a Dementia Practitioner is available between 08:00 – 18:00 Monday to Friday via our Access Point at: 0117 904 5151.