Cognitive Assessment and Management Unit

We provide specialised support and care for patients experiencing memory and behavioural changes and cognitive impairment related to dementia.

Our aim is to provide a high level of respectful, individualised care for people experiencing behaviour changes with the dementia disease process.

Our services

We provide the following services:

  • assessment of memory and cognitive decline
  • management and coping strategies
  • diagnosis and management of dementia and related behavioural disturbances
  • functional assessment
  • monitoring of medication and treatment plans
  • facilitation of discharge to either home or an aged care facility
  • education and links to community resources.

How to access this service

To access this service, your GP or medical practitioner will need to send a referral letter to the hospital.

If there is a waiting list, you will receive a confirmation letter and be advised on what to do next. If there is no waiting list, you will receive an appointment booking letter or we will contact you to arrange a suitable time for your appointment.

You can also access this service if you have been referred internally by a clinician from The Prince Charles Hospital or the hospital’s outpatient department.

We also accept referrals from other hospitals within the Metro North Hospital and Health Service.

Refer a patient

GP and Specialist Hotline:
1300 364 938

What to bring

Each time you visit us
  • Your Medicare card
  • Private health insurance card (if you have one)
  • Health Care Card and/or concession card (if you have one)
  • Current medications (prescription, over the counter and herbal medicine)
  • Relevant x-rays, scans or any other test results or reports
  • Glasses, hearing and mobility aids
Staying overnight or longer
  • A dressing gown or cardigan, sleepwear or comfortable day clothes
  • Slippers and shoes (low heel, closed-in, non-slip, adjustable and firm fitting around the foot)
  • Your toiletries and personal items
  • Copy of Advanced Healthcare Directive or Enduring Power of Attorney if you have one
  • Something to read or do during your stay
  • Medical devices required for your care (e.g. CPAP machine)
  • Do not bring large amounts of cash or valuables such as jewellery, watches or other items of value to you

Building 6

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Contact us

Location: Building 6, The Prince Charles Hospital
Phone: (07) 3139 5458
Fax: (07) 3139 5201
Open: 24/7
Visiting hours: 10.00am-6.00pm

Need help outside hours?

Call (07) 3139 5458 and we will be able to help you.

For non-urgent medical issues call 13 HEALTH (13 43 25 84) or visit your GP.

In an emergency call 000.

Refer a patient

To refer a patient to this service, view the Geriatric Medicine referral guideline.

GP and Specialist Referral Hotline: 1300 364 938