An inability to remember events for a period of time is distressing for most people. The Cognitive, Dementia and Memory service (CDAMS) is a specialist diagnostic and assessment service for people with memory loss or changes to their thinking.
What is involved in a CDAMS assessment?
- A CDAMS assessment will include medical and allied health consultations. CDAMS Specialists include clinical nurses; geriatricians; psychogeriatricians; occupational therapists; speech pathologist; social worker; and neuropsychologists
- The outcome of the assessments include:
- expert clinical diagnosis,
- information on appropriate treatments
- the development of a care plan
- education, support and advice
- direction in future planning including information and advice on Powers of Attorney and driving.
- appropriate and timely counselling for the person, carer and family to allow greater understanding of dementia
- linkages for clients or their family to other service providers or community supports
- Facilitate cross referrals to other service providers including:
- Aged Care Assessment Service (ACAS)
- Aged Persons Mental Health Team (APMHT)
- Community based services
- Dementia Australia
- Occupational Therapist Driving Assessments
Clinics are held at both The Mornington Centre and Rosebud Community Rehabilitation Centre.
The Cognitive, Dementia, and Memory Service is avaliable to residents living in the City of Frankston, Mornington Peninsula Shire, and the City of Kingston (Bonbeach to Edithvale).
There are no charges for assessments conducted by CDAMS.
The Mornington Centre
Cnr Tyalla Grove & Separation Street
Mornington Vic 3931
Cognitive, Dementia and Memory Service
Phone: (03) 5976 9012
Fax: (03) 9784 2322
Referrals to CDAMS at Peninsula Health are accepted from General Practitioners (GPs) or Medical Specialists.
Phone: 1300 665 781
Fax: (03) 9784 2309