Tag Archives: Incident Dementia

Two Sides of the Dementia Case-Finding Debate (BMJ)

Summary The UK government is introducing incentives for general practitioners to check for dementia in patients aged 75 and older, with the intention that timely diagnosis facilitates earlier support for patients with dementia. Critics of this policy allege that this … Continue reading

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Case-Finding of Dementia in General Practice (BMC Public Health)

Summary Since dementia is often undiagnosed until relatively late, case finding and proactive care may be beneficial for both patients and carers by clarifying the reasons for cognitive decline and facilitating support, care planning and access to services. This paper … Continue reading

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Omega 3 Fatty Acid for Prevention of Cognitive Decline and Dementia (Cochrane Database / NHS Choices / AHRQ)

[A version of this item appears in: Dementia: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWHT), Volume 3 Issue 1, August 2012]. Summary Diets high in omega-3 long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFA) had recently been suggested in some quarters to help protect people … Continue reading

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Atrial Fibrillation and Dementia

Abstract This systematic review examined the association between atrial fibrillation (AF) and dementia. Fifteen relevant studies were considered covering 46,637 participants, mean age 71.7 years. An association between atrial fibrillation (AF) and increased incidence of dementia was discovered in patients … Continue reading

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