Overview of Glasgow Memory Clinic

Who are we and what do we do?

Glasgow Memory Clinic is an independent research organisation engaged in National and International research studies that seek to find better treatments for those with memory impairment, Alzheimer’s disease and Dementia.

The clinic Director Consultant Physician Dr Fraser Inglis FRCP (Glasg/Edin) jointly ran Scotland’s first memory clinic service and went on to establish one of the NHS’s first memory clinic services. Glasgow Memory Clinic was founded in 1999 at the Golden Jubilee Hospital in Clydebank, moved to the West of Scotland Science Park in 2006 and relocated to the Altum Building in 2009.

The clinic staff are experienced healthcare professionals who have now dedicated their time to research. We are the only centre in Scotland with expertise in Alzheimer’s vaccine research and we have conducted research on all the currently licensed treatments. We offer a range of free services suitable for those with varying degrees of memory loss including the opportunity to participate in a range of leading clinical studies. To date, thousands of people from all over Scotland have taken part in over a hundred trials.

We offer a range of free services suitable for those with varying degrees of memory loss including the opportunity to participate in a range of leading clinical studies. To date, thousands of people from all over Scotland have taken part in over a hundred trials.

 

Why use Glasgow Memory Clinic?

Glasgow Memory Clinic relies on volunteers who are aged 50+ and are in good general health. As there is an initial screening process, we need more volunteers so we have enough people to take part in any one particular study.

There comes a point in most people’s lives where they start to worry about memory loss. Some of these changes can be totally normal and are nothing to worry about. They are just part of the ageing process. However, you might have real concerns about what’s normal and what isn’t. You might be worried about your own memory, either because you have been getting more forgetful or because you have been diagnosed with a memory loss disease. Or you might be worried about the memory of a close relative or friend.

Early diagnosis of any memory loss disease is absolutely vital for both the patient and for making critical advancements in research. The good news is that Alzheimer’s disease can now be diagnosed much earlier in the Prodromal phase than in the past i.e. during the very early stages of the disease and can, therefore, be treated earlier. It’s important to remember that you could show symptoms of Alzheimer’s as much as 12 years before Dementia is diagnosed.Equally, it’s important to recognise that memory loss doesn’t mean you have Alzheimer’s. But you can’t diagnose this yourself which is where early screening is so important.

Equally, it’s important to recognise that memory loss doesn’t mean you have Alzheimer’s. But you can’t diagnose this yourself which is where early screening is so important.

 

Facilities at the clinic

As well as being a state of the art facility, the clinic provides a very welcoming and comfortable space. There are a number of break-out areas, free Wi-fi plus complimentary refreshments are on offer all day in the café. Making volunteers and members of their family feel relaxed and at ease is of the utmost importance.

Volunteers receive all medical care, attention and treatment completely free of charge. You will also be reimbursed for any travel expenses to and from the clinic.

 

Interested in taking part?

Perhaps you have been considering taking part in a study for a while or maybe you would like to find out more information for a relative. If you would like to get in touch with Glasgow Memory Clinic, click here.

 

Posted 10th May 2017

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