Dementia services

People with dementia, their carers and families can access dementia assessment, treatment, education and support through the Top End and Central Australian Memory Services. 

Specialist dementia clinical nurse consultants provide services across the Northern Territory (NT). They are supported by a geriatrician who is based in the Top End Memory Service, but visits other regions in the NT. 

The Top End Memory Service also has an occupational therapist in its team.

You can be seen by the specialist dementia clinical nurse consultant in your home, in an aged care unit office, residential aged care facility or you can attend a Memory Clinic located at:

  • Royal Darwin Hospital outpatient department
  • specialist clinic at Palmerston Super Clinic
  • Alice Springs Hospital
  • specialist rooms at Katherine Hospital.

Book an appointment

You can self-refer to the Memory Service, but it is preferable that you have a referral from your general practitioner (GP).

For an appointment at a Memory Clinic, you will need a referral from a medical officer or GP. You will need to have dementia screening tests done before your appointment.

For more information call one of the following services:

  • Top End Aged Care Unit: (08) 8922 7392
  • Central Australia Aged Care Unit: (08) 8951 5248
  • Memory Service direct: (08) 8922 7429

Last updated: 27 June 2017