The Memory Assessment Program and Support Services (MAP) provides early assessment and diagnosis for people with mild to moderate cognitive impairment, and an integrated and multi-disciplinary care model to support patients and carers from diagnosis of dementia through the progression of the disease. The program links GPs and their patients with dementia to specialised medical, neuropsychological and dementia support services. Additionally, the comprehensive patient assessment and report provided by the MAP Program Manager supports the Geriatrician and reduces the number of specialist appointments required by the patient.
GPs are able to refer patients to the program by completing the following the MAP GP Management Tool and the MMSE/Clock Drawing test, and sending these along with:
CT Brain Scan;
Medication list as per the check list on the Management Tool; and
Referral letter to the Geriatrician.
The MAP program is offered in Armidale, Ashford, Emmaville, Guyra, Glen Innes, Inverell, Tenterfield, Uralla and Walcha, and surrounding areas.
For further information, please contact Cate Doyle (Healthy Ageing Clinician) at the Armidale office