Memory Assessment Service

What is The Memory Assessment Service?

The Memory Assessment Service  (MAS) assesses people with suspected dementia. They can tell you what type of dementia it is and what, if any, treatment or therapy options are available. MAS will start any dementia medications and change the dosages until the person is stable and responding well.

Once this has happened, usually after about six months, the GP will be asked to provide future reviews. Each patient’s GP will arrange for an annual review to include:

GPs will refer patients back to Community Mental Health Services if they need specialist assessment or treatment as the condition progresses, and in urgent cases, the person will be seen within three working days. 

You would usually be referred by your GP to the Memory Assessment Service. If you have already been referred to the service you can contact them on: