Better Health Channel
betterhealth.vic.gov.au
betterhealth.vic.gov.au

Description

The Cognitive, Dementia and Memory Service (CDAMS) is a specialist multidisciplinary diagnostic, referral and educational service for people experiencing memory loss or changes to their thinking (cognition), and for those who care about them.

Services provided

  • Expert clinical diagnosis
  • Information on appropriate treatment 
  • Education and support
  • Help in planning for the future
  • Information on dealing with day-to-day issues
  • Links to other service providers or community supports

Eligibility

Available to anyone experiencing changes to their memory and thinking, and to those who support them

Appointments may be made directly without a doctor’s referral.

How to access

For more information visit the Specialist assessment services - Health Independence Program page.

The CDAMS may be partly or fully covered by Medicare. 

Contact the service before you attend if you would like more information about cost.

Tip

  • Write down a list of questions to ask while you are there. 
  • Take a list of your medication with you.
  • If you are a carer, family member or friend, ask about dealing with day-to-day issues.