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The Pros and Cons of Screening (Sense About Science / BMJ / BMC Geriatrics / BBC News / NHS England)

Summary The brief “Making Sense of Screening” guide attempts to inform public expectations about screening programmes. It offers insights into the limitations of what screening programmes are sometimes able to deliver. Common misconceptions about how screening works are addressed, with … Continue reading

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Alzheimer’s Society Urges Screening for Dementia at Age 75 Years

[A version of this abstract appears in: Dementia: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWHT), Volume 1 Issue 9, April 2011]. Summary The NHS should offer checks for dementia when people reach 75, the Alzheimer’s Society has suggested. The Arguments For… Roughly 750,000 people in … Continue reading

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