Memory Assessment Services Summit

Dementia United organised the Greater Manchester memory assessment services summit on 13 August 2020 with the goal of discussing the current challenges facing the services during the COVID-19 pandemic and sharing best practice. Discussion at the summit focussed in three areas for which separate seminar sessions were held: referral, diagnosis and support. A report of the outcomes of the summit records those discussions and the best practice suggestions which were shared.

The slides from the seminar sessions are also available:

Before the MAS Summit, Dementia United also undertook a mapping exercise to understand the position of memory assessment services in Greater Manchester and the challenges and changes they’ve experienced as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Best practice resources

Over the course of the COVID-19 pandemic a number of good practice resources have been created to help those who work in memory assessment services and diagnose people living with dementia manage the current challenges. Below is a collection of resources which we believe are most useful.