This article reports on research to discover a simplified, quick and easy method of dementia diagnosis, where clinical assessment has already suggested possible dementia. The aim is to reduce the need for specialist referrals and more expensive detailed, time-consuming assessments. This study reveals three simple questions which appear to be useful when diagnosing dementia in men who are cognitively screened; the best of which (for ruling-out likely dementia) is a self-reported declaration of “no problems learning to use new gadgets”.
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Creavin, S. Fish, M. [and] Gallacher, J. [et al] (2015). Clinical history for diagnosis of dementia in men: Caerphilly Prospective Study. The British Journal of General Practice: the journal of the Royal College of General Practitioners. August 2015, Vol.65(637), pp.e489-99. (Click here to view the PubMed abstract).