Dementia Research Centre



Counselling And Diagnosis In Dementia

CANDID is a nurse-led information and advice service, offering advice on how to access information on legal and financial matters, and the role of statutory and voluntary support services.


The CANDID service, run by the Consultant Nurse and Clinical Nurse Specialist, is available to patients and families registered with the NHS Specialist Cognitive Disorders Clinic at the National Hospital, and associated healthcare professionals. It aims to enhance mutual understanding between patients and doctors through:

  • face to face consultations at clinic appointments
  • a telephone helpline service before first appointment, between appointments and following discharge to local services
  • a medication clinic