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Counties Manukau Health Memory Team

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Description

What is the Memory Team?
The Memory Team was established mid-2013 to improve services for people with memory problems, cognitive impairment and/or dementia.

We offer specialist, comprehensive assessments for people with cognitive impairment or dementia in their own homes.  This gives clients and their whaanau/family a clearer understanding as to what is happening, why and what the implications are for the future.

With knowledge, understanding and support, clients and their whaanau/family can begin to plan for the future and live well with memory loss.

Dementia Clinicians
The Memory Team is a multidisciplinary specialist service made up of staff with both physical and mental health experience including:

  • Geriatrician
  • Nursing
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Social Work
  • Physiotherapy
  • Old Age Psychiatry

The Memory Team works in collaboration with Dementia Auckland.

Referral Expectations

Your GP will refer you to this service if they think you would benefit from seeing a team of people to assist with any difficulties related to memory problems, cognitive impairment and/or dementia.

Click on the following links for more information about the different services for older people provided by Counties Manukau Health.

Conditions

  • Scope of the Memory Team Service

    The Memory Team is a service that continues to develop ways to reach as many people as possible in the Counties Manukau area.… More

  • Memory Problems

    There are several types of memory problems.   If you are referred because of memory concerns it is very helpful to bring along a family member.  It is also very important to bring all of your medications with you as these can often affect your memory.  A full medical examination will… More

  • Dementia

    This is a condition of gradual loss of memory and other functions of awareness or thinking such as concentration over time.  There are several types of dementia including Alzheimer’s disease and vascular dementia, which is due to the same sort of illnesses that cause stroke.  More

Charges

There are no charges for services to public patients if you are lawfully in New Zealand and meet the eligibility criteria set by the Ministry of Health.  If you do not meet the criteria, you will be required to pay for the full costs of any treatment you receive.

To check whether you meet the specified eligibility criteria, visit the Ministry of Health website

Any applicable charges can be discussed with your Health Professional at the time of your assessment

Contact Details

Middlemore Hospital

South Auckland

Middlemore Hospital
Hospital Road
Otahuhu
Auckland

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Street Address

Middlemore Hospital
Hospital Road
Otahuhu
Auckland

Postal Address

Private Bag 93311
Otahuhu
Auckland 1640
New Zealand

This page was last updated at 12:42PM on September 23, 2019. This information is reviewed and edited by Counties Manukau Health Memory Team.