A. We like to organise a base line assessment for anyone starting at The Ness. This allows us to assess cognitive function but also allows the nurse to explore the likes, dislikes, hobbies and life experience of the individual attending.

This allows us to match the individual with people at a similar stage in their diagnosis and allows us to measure any clinical improvements.

While the biographical data helps us to build a fast trusting relationship and to be aware of any triggers which might make someone unhappy.