Community Memory Clinic and Dementia Service
The Kingston Dementia Support Service is a follow up and review service for people living in the Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames and registered with a Kingston GP practice who have been diagnosed with dementia.
The clinic runs weekly on:
Mondays and Thursdays at Surbiton Health Centre
Appointments can be made for clinic reviews, or home visits if necessary, to assess the patient with dementia. Our doctors will review memory and assess the needs associated with the condition to design a care plan to help our patient, and carer where needed, live as well as possible with dementia.
Your GP can refer you directly in to this service. Additionally, patients discharged from the Memory Service at Tolworth Hospital with a diagnosis of dementia can be referred directly to our service. Initial appointments are scheduled six months from the date of discharge from the Memory Service. We typically review patients within our service annually.
The service is run by two GPs with a specialist interest in Dementia: Dr Nerida Burnie and Dr Lakshmi Kuhendran. The service is supported by our senior administrator Natalie Cosgrove.
In addition to the initial consultation with a doctor, we can arrange for a dementia advisor to provide advice and ongoing support to patients with dementia or memory problems and their immediate family or carers. This support is provided to help patients and family members understand more about the condition. They are also able to tell you about additional support that is available.
Alzheimer's Society Dementia adviser can advise you on ways of coping with dementia, and help family members to understand more about the condition.
The service works closely with the Alzheimer's Society dementia advisor, who is based at:
Surbiton on Thursdays (drop in service)
Appointments can be made directly by calling the Alzheimer's Society Kingston Office on 020 3513 5147
The Dementia Adviser stays in touch with people and their family members from the point of diagnosis onwards.
Contact the Kingston Dementia Support Service
If you have been referred by your GP and are already under our care, you can contact us by phone or email.
If you would like to see one of our doctors, please ask your GP for a referral to the Kingston Community Dementia service.
Email us: firstname.lastname@example.org
Call us: 020 3405 8631