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Early diagnosis of dementia: pros and cons

Overview

Early diagnosis: the pros

Early diagnosis: the cons

Our view

    • Bupa focus group on dementia, 30 June 2016.
    • Evaluation and formulation of dementia. Practical Dementia Care (online). Oxford Medicine Online. oxfordmedicine.com, published May 2016
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    • Mental Health. Oxford Handbook of General Practice (online). Oxford Medicine Online. oxfordmedicine.com, published March 2014
    • Dementia. NICE Clinical Knowledge Summaries. cks.nice.org.uk, last revised August 2016
    • Dementia with Lewy bodies. BMJ Best Practice. bestpractice.bmj.com, last updated September 2016 
    • Alzheimer’s Dementia. BMJ Best Practice. bestpractice.bmj.com, last updated February 2016
    • Frontotemporal Dementia. BMJ Best Practice, bestpractice.bmj.com, last updated February 2016 
    • Vascular dementia. PatientPlus. patient.info/patientplus, last checked October 2014
    • Vascular dementia. BMJ Best Practice. bestpractice.bmj.com, last updated January 2016
    • Carers of people with dementia. Health Talk Online. www.healthtalk.org, last updated March 2015
    • Get Support. Alzheimer's Society. www.alzheimers.org.uk, accessed February 2017 
    • Admiral Nursing: what is an Admiral Nurse? Dementia UK. www.dementiauk.org, accessed February 2017
    • Support for the Family and Care Providers. Practical Dementia Care (online). Oxford Medicine Online. oxfordmedicine.com, published May 2016
  • Reviewed by Graham Pembrey, Lead Health Editor, Bupa Health Content Team, September 2017
    Expert Reviewer, Professor Graham Stokes, Bupa Global Director of Dementia Care
    Next review due September 2020

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