Clinical Services

 

Memory Clinic (Cognition/Memory assessment)

Our Geriatrician will perform a thorough assessment for people with concerns about cognitive difficulties, memory loss, confusion or thinking problems.

 

Prevention and treatment of dementia

Our Geriatrician will discuss strategies to help prevent dementia and provide treatment options for suitable patients.

 

Management of Behavioural and Psychological Symptoms of Dementia (BPSD)

People with dementia can experience issues such as aggression, agitation, anxiety, depression, hallucinations and delusions. These symptoms can be distressing for patients and their loved ones. Our Geriatrician will provide support, advice and strategies to help alleviate these problems.

 

Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment

A Comprehensive Geriatric Assessments is a holistic review of the medical, psychological, physical and social health of an older person. Often, complex interacting medical problems and care needs are addressed. The goal of this assessment is to improve wellbeing and quality of life.

 

Medication review (polypharmacy)

Polypharmacy is the concurrent use of multiple medications. Polypharmacy is most common in the elderly; it can lead to medication adverse effects, drug interactions and poorer health. Our Geriatrician will provide a thorough review of medications and assess the ongoing need for each of them.

 

Acute medical problems in older adults

Private hospital admission under the care of our Geriatrician can be arranged for suitable patients with acute medical illnesses that cannot be managed in the community.

 

Reducing falls and prevention of fractures

Falls are the main cause of injury and disability in older adults. Falls are commonly due to a number of factors such as medical problems, medication side effects and balance. Our Geriatrician will provide a thorough falls assessment and help prevent falls. Bone health and osteoporosis will also be assessed and managed to reduce the risk of fractures.

 

Aged Care Facility Visits

We understand that older adults living in Aged Care Facilities can find it challenging to attend the rooms. We are delighted to be able to provide a prompt and responsive service to Aged Care Facilities in the eastern suburbs of Melbourne.