The Cognitive, Dementia and Memory Service (CDAMS) is a specialist diagnostic service that aims to assist people experiencing changes to their memory and thinking.
Clinical service overview
CDAMS provides diagnosis and assessment of the psychological, medical and social difficulties associated with memory changes. It aims to provide information and advice on management and referral to other services as appropriate.
CDAMS does not provide ongoing treatment or case management.
A CDAMS assessment involves medical and allied health consultations. This may include an initial home visit followed by medical and neuropsychological assessment in the clinic.
The CDAMS team comprises:
- Occupational Therapist
- Social Worker
- Community Nurse
A family meeting is held at the completion of all assessments to discuss the results and recommendations.
Interpreters can be arranged where English is not the first language of the person to be assessed or their family.
Refer your patient
Fax referral to us
Caulfield Access is responsible for intake, information and referral processing for a wide range of community and ambulatory services.
We accept referrals from GPs, specialists, family, carers, case managers and patients.
We also welcomes phone enquiries to discuss potential referrals or an existing referral. Referrals are triaged depending on priority.
Patients requiring immediate assessment should be sent to the Emergency & Trauma Centre.
To refer a patient to a community service either:
- complete the Service Coordination Tool Template (SCTT) and submit electronically, or
- complete and fax your SCTT referral form to Caulfield Access Unit
Consider making referrals for chronic conditions indefinite.
Once a referral has been received, a Care Coordinator will phone the patient to discuss their needs and organise appropriate services. The Care Coordinator will provide the patient with their phone number. Patients are encouraged to contact the Care Coordinator if they have any concerns.
- Referral phone (03) 9076 6776
- Referral fax (03) 9076 6773
- Phone once referral accepted (03) 9076 6010
- Enquiries email firstname.lastname@example.org
Special referral instructions
Those where a diagnosis is already known would generally not be eligible, unless a specialist second opinion is required.
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