Specialized Neurocognitive Disorders Clinic (SNDC)

The Specialized Neurocognitive Disorders Clinic (SNDC), formally called the Memory Clinic, is a diagnostic clinic for older adults with suspected dementia or with new onset of cognitive impairment where the diagnosis is unclear, presentations are unusual or cognitive difficulties may co-exist with a psychiatric disorder, complex medical problems or drug interactions.

Inclusion Criteria

  • Older adults (no age restrictions)
  • New onset of cognitive impairment/suspected dementia
  • Diagnosis is unclear
  • Suspected early (age) onset dementia
  • Unusual/atypical presentations
  • Cognitive difficulties may co-exist with complex medical problems and/or psychiatric issues

Exclusion Criteria

  • Acute delirious state
  • Acute cerebrovascular accident
  • Acute traumatic brain injury
  • Has already been diagnosed with a dementia
  • Patients already referred to and waiting for GAIN and/or PCMC
  • Active alcohol and/or substance dependence or abuse

How to access this service

Referrals are accepted from specialists such as psychiatrists, neurologists and geriatricians, Primary Care Memory Clinics or GAIN Clinics. Referrals are accepted from within our primary service area.


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