Dementia

2. Support in East Sussex

Visit your GP

If you are worried about your memory your first port of call should be your local GP. Your GP may do some basic tests with you and as a result could refer you to the memory assessment service.

Memory Assessment Service

This service provides:

  • a memory assessment
  • a diagnosis
  • an ongoing care management plan for your GP
  • referral back to your GP for continuing care
  • up-to-date information for you and your carer about support and services available in your local area
  • a named personal contact to support you throughout your journey with dementia.

Support after diagnosis

The support service covering East Sussex is the Dementia Support Service. This offers information, advice and support tailored to meet your needs. They will work with you to develop a plan that reflects your health and well-being needs. This may also include a financial health check.

The contact number for the service is:

Tel: 0345 60 80 191
Email: HSCC@eastsussex.gov.uk

Once the referral has been made, a member of the team will make contact with you to arrange a visit.

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