Tag Archives: Diagnosis of Dementia

Screening Tools for Dementia and Cognitive Impairment in Hospitals: Validity and Accuracy (PLoS One)

Summary A Swiss systematic review investigated the diagnostic accuracy and validity of various tools for screening dementia and / or cognitive impairment in hospital patients. The aim was to provide up-to-date evidence for the choice of cognitive tests best suited … Continue reading

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Under-Diagnosis of Dementia in the Community: an International Review (BMJ Open / JGCR)

Summary A literature review and meta-analysis of 23 international studies on the under-detection (i.e. the failure to achieve a diagnosis) of dementia identified a pooled rate of undetected dementia assessed to be 61.7%. The rate of under-detection was higher in … Continue reading

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Timely Reflections on Dementia Awareness (NHS England / UKMi)

Summary Professor Alistair Burns, NHS England’s National Clinical Director for Dementia, marks National Dementia Awareness Week. Full Text Link Reference Great strides are being made in dementia awareness – Professor Alistair Burns. London: NHS England, May 20th 2016. Further elaboration, … Continue reading

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Confronting Reasons Behind Delays in Diagnosis of Dementia (BBC News / Alzheimer’s Society)

Summary There is a common self-fulfilling misconception that “Life ends when dementia begins”. A survey of GPs concerning patients suspecting / fearing that they could have dementia, conducted by the Alzheimer’s Society, reveals that more than half of such people … Continue reading

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Limited Usefulness of MRI for Improving the Prediction of Dementia? (BMJ)

Summary Research indicates that MRI does not significantly improve the prediction of dementia. It does have some value in differential diagnosis. Full Text Link Reference Stephan, BC. Tzourio, C. [and] Auriacombe, S. [et al] (2015). Usefulness of data from magnetic … Continue reading

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Cognitive Assessment: Differentiating the Three Ds “Dementia, Delirium and Depression” (Nursing Times / University of Stirling DSDC)

Summary Nursing Times Learning has produced a new learning unit to assist in the differential diagnosis between dementia, delirium and depression in older people. The aim is to offer training / continuing professional development which helps ensure patients receive the … Continue reading

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National Screening for Dementia Not Recommended (UK NSC / AHRQ / Annals of Internal Medicine / Epidemiology / International Journal of Epidemiology)

Summary The UK National Screening Committee (UK NSC) has upheld previous recommendations against screening people aged 65 and over for dementia. This decision follows an extensive review of the evidence. The UK NSC has concluded that tests for dementia, which … Continue reading

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