Monday, May 5, 2014

When is dementia not dementia?

Cognitive tests to help doctors diagnose the disease are claimed to be unreliable


Further to recent complaints by visitors to doctors’ surgeries that they are needlessly being ambushed with cognitive tests so that practitioners meet targets for dementia diagnoses, comes the claim that the tests themselves are unreliable.
“Most patients referred with a diagnosis of possible dementia don’t have it,” observes neurologist Dr Jan Coebergh, writing in the British Medical Journal.
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Doctor's Diary: When is dementia not dementia?

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