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Who we are
The Older Adult Community hub, otherwise known as the “The Later Life and Memory Service” (LLAMS) offer access to specialist cognitive assessment, diagnosis, intervention & treatment for those living with dementia and for those with a functional mental illness who have later life needs.
It is a multidisciplinary community-based service that operates in partnership with other health, social care, and 3rd sector providers. It helps the Service User and Carer to live well with dementia in accordance with the principles set out in the 2009 Department of Health National Dementia Strategy and ensures that the Trust’s specialist provision of functional mental health services for adults with later life needs is not an age specific service in accordance with the Equality Act (2010).
The service’s primary focus is meeting the mental health needs of people with probable organic mental health conditions, such as Alzheimer’s disease, Vascular dementia, Dementia with Lewy Bodies, Fronto-temporal dementia (including Pick’s disease) and others, some of whom may also have a functional illness, such as depression and those people with a functional illness whose needs are better met by the later life and memory services.
It delivers a fully integrated later life and memory service with three key functions of assessment, early diagnosis, and intervention. The revised service integrates existing resources available for older persons and operates from an agreed care pathway.
Who is our service for?
Our service is for individuals who may be experiences symptoms of cognitive decline and who require additional assessment, diagnostic consideration and treatment/monitoring.
We also support individuals who may be experiencing other mental health problems such as anxiety, depression, schizophrenia and bipolar disorder whilst also living with extensive physical health complications and frailty.
If you are age 65 or over and are experiencing mental health problems, make an appointment to see your GP, who will be able to talk through your symptoms with you and make a referral to our service for you if they think we can help.
If you are experiencing a mental health crisis and need urgent help, visit our help in a crisis page to find out what to do.