New Primary Care Memory Clinics are starting to appear in our region. The newest clinic was just opened in North Bay.
The North East Local Health Integration Network has trained teams for five clinics across the region. Each clinic has six workers, ranging from a nurse to a member of the Alzheimer’s Society.
Louise Paquette, CEO of the LHIN, says it’s essential to coordinate care to support ageing and health-related conditions.
There is a strong risk for dementia in the North, with 35% of people over the age of 85 being affected. There is a clinic in Iroquois Falls, and patients need to be referred by a family doctor.