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Croydon Memory Service

The Croydon Memory Service is based in Heavers Resource Centre. We provide early assessment, treatment and care for people over the age of 18 who have memory problems that may be associated with dementia.

We help people with the first sign of memory problems to maintain their health and their independence.

Heavers Resource Centre, 122 Selhurst Road, London, SE25 6LL
Umbrella org:
South London and Maudsley NHS Trust
Area serviced:
London Borough of Croydon
Contact name:
Dr David Matthews
Job title:
Consultant Clinical Psychologist
020 3228 9500
020 3228 9512
Opening times:
9.00am to 5.00pm
Waiting times:
3 - 4 weeks
English, Spanish, Armenian
Disabled access:

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Dementia is characterised by confusion, memory loss, poor problem-solving and poor concentration. There are many diseases that lead to dementia, the most common being Alzheimer's disease. Dementia usually occurs in older people. Dementia in people under 65 is known as early onset dementia. Dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB) is a rarer form of dementia that shares characteristics with both Alzheimer's and Parkinson's diseases. Vascular dementia occurs when cells in the brain are deprived of oxygen. Many symptoms are the same as other forms of dementia, however there are some differences.
Old age consists of ages nearing the average lifespan of human beings, and thus the end of the human life cycle. Euphemisms for older people include advanced adult, elderly, and senior or senior citizen. Older people have limited regenerative abilities and are more prone to disease, syndromes, and sickness than other adults.

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