Diagnosing Dementia

Diagnosing Dementia

When your relative starts to show signs of memory loss or odd behaviour it is very concerning.

You may wonder if they are beginning to show the signs dementia and what this means for them and their future care.

To diagnose dementia of which there are several forms your relative would need specific memory tests, blood tests and brain scans (MRI or CT scan).

Home Visit Healthcare has a network of professionals who can visit you or your loved one at home to undertake these tests and provide you or your loved one with the results, treatment and management plan.

Early diagnosis can be beneficial for several reasons:

  1. Early treatment
  2. Care planning
  3. Ability to access other resources

Alternatively, there may be other reasons for your relative’s memory and behavioural issues which are equally important to treat and manage.

Please get in touch if you have any further questions or want to explore how Home Visit HealthCare’s Independent Practitioners network can help you.

A Guide to Independent Home Visiting Healthcare Costs

A Guide to Independent Home Visiting Healthcare Costs

One of the important questions service users and their relatives have when they contact Home Visit Healthcare have is around the cost.

Home Visit HealthCares’ Independent Practitioners are passionate about older adult healthcare and this type of healthcare can be complex.

Prices vary depending on the issue. For example, if your relative needs ear wax removal the price is from £65 pounds for one ear and £80 for both. This is unlikely to need to be repeated within 2 months and is a one-off payment.

If you or your relative needs more in-depth Physiotherapy and Dietitian assessment; costs start from £80 for the first assessment but further follow up maybe needed hence there will be a larger cost overall.

If you or your relative requires older adult mental health or neurology assessment for conditions such as Dementia, Parkinson’s disease, Motor Neurone Disease the costs increase, particularly when blood tests, scans and Consultant home visits are required, and we can provide you with a bespoke quote for this.

For an early diagnosis of dementia (including Full physical examination, review of past medical history, Memory tests, MRI or CT Head scanning and Blood tests costs will be approximately £1995)

Although costs may rise for the diagnosis of certain conditions, there can be a benefit from early diagnosis and management, such as earlier treatment and management and the ability to gain access to other resources. This can help with planning and management and our goal is to help you or your relative live longer and live better in their own home.

We also have an Independent Social Worker who provides care needs assessments, advice on funding issues such as the Continuing Healthcare Assessment framework and again although the costs for Independent Social Care Advice starts from £60 per hour, there can be financial benefits in the longer run from gaining advice and guidance early.

We understand cost is important and are happy to discuss your needs and concerns and signpost where appropriate if we cannot help you.

Do not hesitate to get in touch to discuss your concerns further and we would be happy to explore options with you.


Dr Kirsten Protherough Founder Home Visit Healthcare