Early diagnosis is important to determine appropriate treatment needs and to plan for the future.
CDAMS provides people with a timely opportunity to learn about their condition, understand changes as they occur and to cope with day to day issues of cognitive impairment.
- Assessment and expert clinical diagnosis
- Information on appropriate treatments
- Education and support on how to deal with day to day issues
- Direction in planning for the future
- Referrals to other service providers, and links with community services that can support you.
What is involved in a CDAMS assessment.
A clinician will arrange an appointment with you to complete an initial assessment. This will involve discussing your medical, health and other needs. You will be encouraged to bring a support person/carer/family member with you.
Access to Medical Specialists
The CDAMS service provides clients with access to specialist medical practitioners for assessment and diagnosis. This is provided via onsite clinics and telehealth services.
It is important that your own doctor is informed about your involvement with this service, so that the CDAMS team can advise them on how best to support you in the long term.