Aim: To identify family physicians' perception of the primary care collaborative memory clinic (PCCMC) care model.
Methods: Physicians with access to a PCCMC completed a survey to assess their satisfaction with various aspects of PCCMC care delivery (n = 78). Interviews were conducted with a purposeful sample of physicians (n = 20) to gather their opinions on the strengths, gaps in care and benefits associated with the PCCMC model.
Results: There was support for this care model in providing timely quality dementia care at a primary care level, making it easier for referring physicians to manage challenging aspects of dementia care.
Conclusion: PCCMCs provide a significant opportunity for supporting physicians to manage the care of persons with dementia within primary care practice.
Keywords: care; dementia; interprofessional; memory clinics; primary care.