Effective August 18, 2020, MINT Memory Clinics are starting to re-open. If you have questions about your MINT Memory Clinic appointments, please call 905-576-2567 ext. 5235.
What are MINT Memory Clinics?
MINT Memory Clinics (previously Primary Care Collaborative Memory Clinics) help family doctors care for their patients by completing specialized memory assessments and plans for care.
The Multispeciality Interprofessional Team (MINT) based out of the Alzheimer Society of Durham Region consists of Social Workers, Occupational Therapists and Behavioural Supports Ontario (BSO) Nurses.
This team works together with specially trained physicians to provide early diagnosis, treatment and support for daily challenges associated with memory concerns.
Our team assists with the most challenging aspects of dementia care and works with the Alzheimer Society’s First Link® program to connect clients with the resources and supports they need.
Who should be referred for a MINT Memory Clinic assessment?
Adults or older adults, not previously assessed by another memory clinic or service, who are experiencing symptoms of memory loss that may or may not be affecting daily functions.
Referrals for the Memory Clinic are accepted from primary-care providers and local Geriatric Assessment and Intervention Network (GAIN) teams.
For information about the MINT Team, phone 905-576-2567 ext. 5235 or email [email protected].
If any person with memory concerns has already been assessed by a GAIN team, Ontario Shores Memory Clinic, and/or a geriatrician for any related concerns, it is recommended, for continuity of care, they return for follow-up to the service or clinic in which they were originally assessed.
A frail senior with multiple health concerns compromising safety and independence, experiencing mental health challenges and/or presenting with atypical forms of dementia may benefit from a GAIN referral.