About the Memory Clinic

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West Wing – 5th Floor, in the Division of Neurology

Hours & Contact

​Monday – Friday
9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Phone: 416 603 5232​

What We Do

The memory clinic at the Krembil Neuroscience Centre​ is made up of a group of health care specialists dedicated to helping patients overcome and deal with cognitive changes that include disorders of memory, language, thinking or personality. We provide access to neurologists, geriatric psychiatrists, a geriatrician, a nurse, an occupational therapist and a social worker.

About 750,000 Canadians suffer from dementia. Accurate, timely diagnosis is integral to getting the care a patient needs. ​​

 Types of Conditions Treated

As we get older, many of us notice some changes in memory, language, thinking or personality. But if memory  loss or changes in language, thinking or personality starts to interfere with your daily activities and routines or those of someone you care about, you should speak to a doctor.

Some of the symptoms of memory loss can include:

  • ​Changes in performing daily activities or changes in job performance
  • Becoming more forgetful; having trouble with short-term memory
  • Needing more reminders
  • Forgetting recent conversations
  • Asking the same question over and over again
  • Forgetting appointments, special occasions, or forgetting to take medications
  • Difficulty finding the right word or losing one's train of thought in mid-sentence
  • Regularly misplacing items, such as keys or wallet
  • Difficultly looking after finances (writing cheques, banking or investing money)
  • Getting lost in familiar areas
  • Changes in personality; for example, feeling sad, irritable or less interested​​​


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