Cognitive Assessment Clinics (Out-Patients)
The Neurocognitive Clinic at Bloomfield Hospital is a specialist service designed to provide assessment, diagnosis, support and follow up for Adults experiencing potential cognitive symptoms arising from neurological and physical disorders. Symptoms of neurological or physical disorders can include as memory lapses, confusion and difficulties with other thinking skills, as well as changes in behaviour and personality. There are, however, a number of factors that can lead to such symptoms and it is, therefore, important that these difficulties are assessed in a timely manner to rule out such factors, which may be treatable, and to receive any help necessary.
Each assessment is conducted on-site in Bloomfield Hospital, led by a Consultant Psychiatrist. The Cognitive Clinic team at Bloomfield includes a Neuropsychologist, along with a Clinical Nurse Manager, Occupational Therapist and Social Worker; who can provide assessment as clinically required.
At the end of the assessment period, feedback and support is also provided to the individual and their chosen family members or caregivers.
Each Cognitive Clinic Assessment is tailored to the individual, dependent upon a number of factors, including their symptoms, current level of functioning and their specific needs.
Visits to the Bloomfield Neurocognitive Clinic will include a full assessment of the patient, diagnosis, and feedback (including information for the individual and family, and a formal report to the referrer, GP or Medical Consultant).
The Memory Clinic
The Memory Clinic at Bloomfield Mental Health Service is a specialist outpatient service designed to provide assessment, diagnosis, support and follow-up treatment for individuals aged 65 years and above who are experiencing memory loss. Each assessment is conducted in a Multi-Disciplinary Team approach lead by a consultant psychiatrist.
If you, or somebody you know is experiencing one or a number of the following symptoms of Memory loss, the Team at the Memory Clinic will be able to assist you.
These symptoms may include:
- Recent Forgetfulness
- Difficulty in performing your job due to memory loss
- Difficulty performing familiar tasks
- Misplacing items
- Disorientation in place and time
- Poor or decreased judgement
- Getting lost
- Loss of interest / initiative
- Changes in mood or Changes in personality
Huntington’s Disease Assessment Clinic
The Huntington’s Disease (HD) Clinic at Bloomfield is a specialist outpatient service designed to provide assessment, diagnosis, support and follow-up treatment for individuals who are referred to us in relation to Huntington’s Disease.
Our over-riding goal is to provide an efficient diagnosis and plan of action, to minimise the discomfort of patients, and improve the quality of life for those affected by Huntington’s Disease.
How To Get Help
Phone the Cognitive Assessment Clinic at Bloomfield Hospital today for information on 1890 123 124. Referrals to the clinic are made by the Family GP or Consultant.