First meeting at the hospital clinic

Dr Cesar Rodriguez talks about what happens at the first hospital appointment.

After the GP has referred you to the hospital, the psychiatrist of old age and the team around them will explain what will happen next. It might take quite a lot of time. You will be asked lots of questions to set the scene for supporting you. Here are some statistics about memory clinics in England, so you can see the scope of their work.

The NHS England website also has information about the process of diagnosis which is different in each part of the country, but follows a general pattern everywhere.

For people in Scotland, there is more information on the Alzheimer Scotland website

Reviewed March 1, 2019