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The Neuropsychology department offers complex diagnostic assessment and treatment for outpatients and inpatients with cognitive, emotional and behavioural impairment as a result of neurological disorders

Everyday memory problems: A practical guide

Everyday memory problems: A practical guide


Understanding the causes of memory problems and how to manage them

There are many reasons for memory problems. Some memory problems result from neurological disorders while others may be the result of stress, anxiety, fatigue, depression or other factors. This booklet is intended to provide an understanding of the stages of memory, the causes of memory problems and some strategies for dealing with them.

Everyday memory problems: A practical guide

Neuropsychology is concerned with the relationship between the brain and our thinking skills (cognition) and behaviour. Changes in thinking, emotional wellbeing and behaviour can occur after brain injury or illness. We provide assessment for patients who have concerns about their own abilities or those of their loved ones, and rehabilitation where appropriate.

We see patients from 9am to 4pm, Monday to Friday, and we offer face-to-face, telemedicine and telephone consultations.

We have a friendly and knowledgeable secretary Fiona Aschmann, who is willing to answer any questions.

Please call 01223 217557.

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Managing Cognitive and Emotional Difficulties

When you have been unwell with COVID-19, it will have been a confusing and unsettling time. This is likely to have been made worse by hospital noises, alarms and limited daylight along with disruption of your normal sleep-wake patterns. The masks and goggles or visors that staff wore may have made you feel disoriented or scared and you might have seen other patients who were unwell. These experiences may lead to a range of emotions as well as changes to your memory and thinking.

A Guide for Patients and Relatives on the Cognitive Effects of recovering from COVID-19

A Guide for Patients and Relatives on the Cognitive Effects of recovering from ICU

Non-urgent advice: Referral information

Referrals are mostly made by the Neurology and Neurosurgery teams. If you have concerns about your or your loved ones' cognitive functioning, please ask your GP to refer you to the Neurology Department, who will refer on to us if appropriate.

Non-urgent advice: Key personnel

Fiona Jobson
Medical Secretary

Natalie Hudson
Medical Secretary

Karen Chan
Medical Secretary

Emma Woodberry
Consultant Clinical Psychologist, Joint Head of Department

Claire Illingworth
Consultant Clinical Psychologist, Joint Head of Department

Georgina Browne
Consultant Clinical Psychologist

Becky Rous
Clinical Psychologist and Inpatient Clinical Lead

Alexa McDonald
Clinical Psychologist and Outpatient Clinical Lead

Huw Green
Clinical Psychologist, Inpatient team

Priya Varma
Clinical Psychologist, Outpatient team

Heather Condon
Clinical Psychologist, Outpatient team

Lisa Healy
Clinical Psychologist

Rebecca Leventhall
Assistant Psychologist

Maya Burns
Assistant Psychologist

Holly Avery
Assistant Psychologist