Memory services

What we do

Our memory services aim to help people who are worried that their poor memory may be a sign of dementia.

These services provide a full assessment of the problem, start treatment if that is needed and offer advice about available support for the person and their care-giver.

Who we help

A referral to our service may be advisable if you are having increased difficulty:

  • remembering day-to-day events
  • finding the right word
  • forgetting dates and appointments
  • following conversations
  • with tasks such as dressing or cooking
  • finding things around the house
  • with finances, paying bills etc
  • personality change including apathy and withdrawal
  • your care-giver is having difficulty coping

Getting help

If you are worried about your memory and would like to be seen by a memory clinic, the first step is discussing your concerns with your GP.

Useful information

If you have a concern about your memory and would like to see our specialists, you should make an appointment to discuss your concerns with your GP.

When we get a referral letter from your GP, we will contact you to arrange an appointment.

We often also arrange for patients to have a brain scan before seeing them in clinic.

Main sites


Abingdon mental Health Centre
Community Hospital Site
Marcham Rd,
OX14 1AG

Phone:  01865 904 410


Memory Assessment Service
The Whiteleaf Centre
Bierton Road
HP20 1EG
Tel: 01865 901296

Other clinic locations

Location Phone number Team base Clinic days
Abingdon, Mental Health Centre, OX14 1AG 01865 904 410 South Oxon Monday – PM.

Tuesday – PM.

Thursday – PM.

Amersham Health Centre, Chiltern Avenue, HP6 5AY 01865 901 296 Saffron House Monday – all day

Tuesday – AM

Thursday – all day

Aylesbury, Whiteleaf Centre, HP20 1EG 01865 901 296 Whiteleaf Monday – AM

Friday  –  AM


Banbury, Fiennes Centre, Horton Hospital, OX16 9AL 01865 902 726 North Oxon Monday – AM
Bicester, Julier Centre, Coker Close, OX26 6AE 01865 904 010 Central Oxon 1ST, 3rd and 5th Friday of the month- AM
Chipping Norton, War Memorial Hospital, OX7 5FA 01865 902 726 North Oxon Thursday – AM
High Wycombe, Saffron House, Easton St, HP11 1NH 01865 901296 South Bucks Monday – All day

Tuesday – AM

Wednesday – AM

Thursday – AM

Friday – AM

Oxford, Warneford Hospital, Green Tree Lodge OX3 7JX 01865 904010 Central Oxon Thursday – all day
Thame Community Hospital, East Street, OX9 3JT 01865 901296 Whiteleaf Monday – all day
Wallingford, Mental Health Centre, OX10 0DT 01865 904410 South Oxon Monday – AM

Wednesday – AM

Witney, Community Hospital or Nuffield Health Centre, OX28 6JQ 01865 902726 North Oxon 3rd,  4th and 5th   Monday of the month – PM

Tuesday – PM

Thursday – AM

Our memory clinic teams consist of consultant psychiatrists, specialist dementia nurses, occupational therapists, psychologists and dementia advisers.

The appointment will include answering general questions about your memory, day-to-day activities, driving, and family life and also carrying out some memory tests.  This is described more fully in this leaflet which will be sent with your appointment letter.

The aim of the clinic appointment is to provide a treatment plan to support your medical, social and care needs.  This will be based on a diagnosis, which we can share with you and your family if wanted.


We are actively engaged in research, and you will be offered the opportunity to be contacted about suitable studies, for example assessing or treating memory problems. This is entirely optional. Many patients and their families find this a very rewarding experience.

Links and resources

Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire each have a memory advice service.

You can contact this support organisations and services directly without needing to be seen in memory clinic:

A detailed directory of relevant local Oxfordshire information is available on dementia web.

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Page last reviewed: 21 November, 2023