We provide diagnosis and support to people experiencing changes in their thinking, behaviour or memory.

Key points

  • Expert clinical diagnosis and information about appropriate treatment options
  • Help and information about dealing with day to day issues
  • Direction in planning for the future
  • Provide links to other service providers or community supports for patients and their families or carers
Patients need a referral from their GP or healthcare provider. Access referral information

What we do

Our Cognitive Dementia and Memory Service (CDAMS) assists in diagnosing and providing support to people experiencing changes in their thinking, behaviour or memory. This may include confusion, slowness in thinking, or difficulty concentrating.

We also support the carers and family of people with thinking or memory difficulties.

CDAMS provides:

  • Expert clinical diagnosis
  • Information on appropriate treatment options
  • Education, support and information
  • Direction in planning for the future
  • Information on dealing with day to day issues
  • Links for the patient or their family to other service providers or community supports

Who can use our service

We provide services for:

  • Anyone over 60 years of age who is experiencing changes in their memory or thinking, who meet the clinic's referral criteria, or over 50 years for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people
  • People who live in the local council areas of Melbourne, Moonee Valley and Moreland.

People who already have a diagnosis of dementia or have had memory change for many years are unlikely to benefit from a CDAMS review.

In these instances, people should consider referral to the Aged Care Assessment Service (ACAS) or Geriatric evaluation & management (GEM).

Visit the Department of Health: Dementia services for information on CDAMS programs in other parts of Victoria.

Our clinics

Cognitive Dementia & Memory Clinic
The RMH Royal Park
Cognitive Dementia and Memory - Neurology Clinic
The RMH Royal Park
For patients
For health professionals


For all new appointments, contact the Direct Access Unit on (03) 8387 2333

To cancel or reschedule a booked appointment, contact the Clinical Centre on (03) 8387 2194

What to bring

Every time you come

Every time you come in for a test, day procedure, surgery or treatment, you should bring:

  • Medicare card
  • Health Care card (if you have one)
  • Concession card (if you have one)
  • Adverse drug alert card (if you have one)
  • Medications you are currently taking, including any that you have bought without a prescription
  • X-ray films, scans, ultrasounds or any other test results you have which are related to your procedure
  • Private health insurance card (if you want to use it)
  • Aids (glasses, hearing aid, walking frame)

For a clinic appointment

If you come for a clinic appointment, you should also bring:

  • Your appointment letter
  • Any special items listed on your letter
  • Your appointment book (if relevant)
  • TAC or WorkCover claim number
Head of service
A/Prof Dina Logiudice
Contact us
Cognitive Dementia & Memory Service
(03) 8387 2333
Direct Access Unit
The RMH Royal Park
Ground Level Robert Campbell Wing (Building 17)
34-54 Poplar Rd, Parkville, Victoria
Last updated 14 March 2023