Tag Archives: General Practitioner Assessment of Cognition (GPCOG)

Change of Focus: From Dementia Diagnosis Rates to Post-Diagnostic Support for People with Dementia (NHS England)

Summary Alistair Burns, National Clinical Director for Dementia, and Peter Bagshaw, Clinical Lead for Dementia at the South West Strategic Clinical Network, discuss the changing emphases of current concerns regarding the recording and management of dementia in primary care. A … Continue reading

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Dementia Revealed: Dementia Guide / Toolkit for GPs (NHS England / Department of Health / RCGP)

Summary NHS England has a commitment to improve dementia diagnosis rates. NHS England has published a guide to help GPs perform better on the timely diagnosis of dementia and to offer advice on post-diagnostic support for the person with the … Continue reading

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Assessment and Treatment of Dementia in Older Adults (NICE Eyes on Evidence)

Summary A quick review of the latest evidence regarding the assessment and treatment of dementia in older adults. This systematic review indicates that brief cognitive assessment tools can adequately detect early dementia. Whether interventions for mild cognitive impairment or early dementia … Continue reading

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Canadian Survey of Brief Cognitive Screening Instruments (CAGP / CJG)

Summary This article presents the results of a Canadian Academy of Geriatric Psychiatry (CAGP) survey into the brief cognitive screening instruments used for the assessment of dementia in Canada. The survey assessed the perceived characteristics and frequency of use of … Continue reading

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Memory Services for Dementia: UK Postcode Lottery? (GP Online)

Summary A GP investigation has found memory service investment and access varies widely across the UK. A set of online interactive charts from GPonline.com allows readers to explore the figures behind the issue. Funding for, and access to, memory assessment services is alleged to be prone … Continue reading

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Accountability and Scrutiny in the New Structures (BMA Guidance)

Summary This discussion paper, produced jointly by the General Practitioners Committee (GPC) and the Centre for Public Scrutiny (CfPS), explores the concepts of accountability and scrutiny in the new NHSstructures. GPs and Local Medical Committees (LMCs) are encouraged to ensure … Continue reading

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Cognitive Assessment of Older People (BMJ Clinical Review)

[A version of this item appears in: Dementia: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWHT), Volume 2 Issue 3, October 2011]. Abstract This review article examines the cognitive assessment of older people (i.e. those aged over 65 years) with a view to … Continue reading

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