Care options

Care option Description Code Unit
Clinical assessment This assessment lasts for up to two hours and is undertaken by a consultant. A family member or carer is asked to accompany the person to provide additional information. Per assessment
Neurological assessment A comprehensive neurological examination is undertaken, if indicated, following the clinical assessment. This assessment lasts for up to one hour and other neurological conditions are identified or excluded, with further specialist investigations recommended if necessary. Per assessment
Psychological testing Detailed neuropsychometric testing is undertaken to identify specific cognitive deficits as well as any general cognitive decline, as compared with normal expectations for the age range. Per assessment
Specialist investigation Specialist investigations include blood tests and brain imaging (CT, MRI, EEG, PET or SPECT). A lumbar puncture may be performed in some cases. Per assessment