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MynewnameisKy Sun 03-Sep-17 23:34:21

My DM has been referred to the Memory clinic. She is still quite with it so referred mostly as a precaution. I hope.

Yesterday morning the hospital phoned and asked to speak to her. Gave her the details of the appointment which she remembered except for where it us / the directions how to get there! shockhmm

Is it just me or should the people making appointments for the "Memory clinic" not have a bit more sense.

SuperDiaperBaby Mon 04-Sep-17 09:33:06

Same for ours - it is a source of constant amusement to me. Why would they ring not write a letter so that you can refer back to it? It must be the most dispiriting job - I wonder what the no show rate is. I have heard that some clinics travel to the patients to catch them at home which sounds sensible to me.

Needmoresleep Mon 04-Sep-17 15:17:42

Type up a letter for her to sign saying she would like them to contact you over appointments.

But yes I know. Even several years into this, and with a POA I have not managed to train the GP to phone me rather than my mum. So she gets test results, appointments etc and I only find out when I chase.

PerfumeIsAMessage Sun 10-Sep-17 13:23:19

Tbf, when my Mum was first referred to the memory clinic she was still driving, organising coach trips for various associations and a shrewd landlady and was fairly aghast at being asked to go.
Hope it goes well for yours.

Jugglingballs65 Sun 10-Sep-17 13:29:12

We normally go by what the referral says from the GP re who to make contact with. Sometimes it says a relative sometimes not. We also send letters out both to the patient and/or relative. We need a patients consent to contact relatives unless the patient clearly doesnt have capacity and is at risk.
We do get a few no shows and have been asked by senior managers why!

wonkylegs Wed 18-Oct-17 19:58:05

I got my mum to tell the hospital to contact me about appointments for this very reason and I make sure the details go in her calendar and remind her regularly. However I was slightly amused when the memory clinic phoned me to ask what time they had made the next appointment for as they 'couldn't remember' - they had phoned my mum but had confused her thoroughly and so thought they'd try me.

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