National Memory Clinic | Private Dementia Assessments | Dementia Treatment | Available Nationwide

“If Dementia is diagnosed early, more can be done to live well with the condition”, National Audit Office (2010) Improving Dementia Services in England: An interim report.

When you choose a private dementia assessment with Summerfield Healthcare, you can also be assured of quick appointments to help diagnose and address problems quickly, without long waiting times. The Memory Clinic provides early dementia detection for anyone displaying signs and symptoms of dementia so that they can receive the right treatment and support.

Although there is no cure for dementia, early detection helps people get the right help and plan their future. If you would like to enquire about our memory clinic and be seen quickly, either for yourself or for a loved one, please get in touch today.

What happens at our memory clinic?

As a national medical concierge service, the Memory Clinic was created to provide you with the assessments, diagnosis and treatment that you need to deal with dementia quickly, that also works around your lifestyle. If you are concerned about yourself or a loved one, please contact us to book an appointment. Our bookings team are experienced and understanding, and happy to help you in any way they can.

What is the process?

Consultant Appointment and Diagnosis


Dementia medication

Medication can improve or delay symptoms of dementia and, subject to a diagnosis, is usually prescribed within a month of your initial booking.

How will Anti-dementia Medication Help?

There is currently no cure for dementia, but there are medicines and other treatments that can help with dementia symptoms.

Evidence shows that medication can have an important role in the treatment of certain types of dementia (Alzheimer’s Dementia, Mixed Alzheimer’s and Vascular dementia with predominant Alzheimer’s component, Dementia in Lewy body Disease-DLB and Parkinson’s dementia) seeking to address problems with cognition, activities of daily living and psychotic symptoms in DLB and Parkinson’s dementia.

How effective is the anti-dementia medication?

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) is the best source of evidence on effectiveness. Their appraisal is currently being revisited but they have concluded that, for people with mild-to moderate Alzheimer’s Disease there is a range of medications that have had positive impacts on cognition.

Further information can be found here:

How is anti-dementia medication started?

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) guidance states that a person can only start using these medications with a prescription from a specialist in dementia care.

Following the comprehensive assessment by our Consultant Psychiatrists and their team, including blood tests, formal assessments of memory skills and scans to rule out any reversible causes for the memory problems they can decide if medication is appropriate.

Our Consultant Psychiatrist is able to prescribe mediation if appropriate and we can arrange to have it delivered to your chosen address without the need for you to attend a pharmacist. Summerfield Memory Assessment Centre works with a leading Pharmacy company to ensure that your medication is dispensed and delivered safely.

As we are a private service, prescription charges would apply which you will be informed of prior to any medication being issued. This charge will be payable direct to the pharmacy.

Why choose Summerfield Healthcare?

Book today

To enquire about our memory clinic, complete our contact form, call 0333 9000 010 or email [email protected].

Our team are specially trained to deal with your enquiry in a professional, private and prompt manner.

What is
the cost?

Although Summerfield Healthcare is a private practice our fees are low cost and structured with you in mind. Initial consultation fees are listed below:

Dementia Assessment/ Formal Diagnosis

Series of assessments with our memory clinic team including physical examination, ECG and blood tests.
Referral for a CT or MRI scan at private hospital, dependant upon age and presentation.
Consultation and further diagnostic tests
Formal diagnosis
Private prescription for 6 weeks of anti-dementia medication (where applicable)

Excludes scan, as scan prices vary by location. This will be discussed with you at booking.

6-Week Review

There is an option to return for a 6-week review with the consultant where a further prescription can be issued for 6 weeks' worth of medication.


12-Week Review

There is an option to return for a 12-week review with the consultant where a further prescription can be issued for 12 weeks' worth of medication.


6-Month Review

There is an option to return for a 6-month review, where a further Addenbrooks assessment and review with the consultant will be carried out and a further prescription can be issued for 6 months' worth of medication.


Annual review

Following an initial appointment, there is an option to return for an annual review, where a further Addenbrooks assessment and review with the consultant will be carried out and a further prescription can be issued for one years' worth of medication.


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the team

Dr Arpita Chakraborty

Consultant Psychiatrist | Cardiff

Dr Arpita Chakraborty is a Consultant Psychiatrist that has particular interest and expertise in the and diagnosis of psychiatric disorders including Alzheimer’s dementia, vascular dementia, Frontotemporal dementia, Lewy Body dementia and Parkinson’s disease dementia.

Dr Chandrashekar Basavaraj

Consultant Psychiatrist | Shrewsbury & Wolverhampton

A consultant psychiatrist on the GMC specialist register in old age psychiatry Dr Basavaraj has special recognition of his experience in dealing with mental illness in the elderly admitted on medical/surgical wards (liaison old age psychiatry endorsement).

Our locations

Our private medical centres are conveniently located and meet the needs of families in a wide surrounding area.


33 Newton Road
Great Barr
Birmingham B43 6AA


Building 1, Charlesworth Ct.
Hotspur Park, Battlefield,
Shrewsbury SY1 3AB

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8 Tettenhall Road,

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7 Ashtree Court, Cardiff Gate Business Park
Cardiff CF23 8RW

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