Tag Archives: Potential Harms of Diagnosis

Dementia Case-Finding in Hospitals: Qualitative Research Into Disparate Perceptions of Primary and Secondary Care Staff in England (BMJ Open)

Summary Hospitals in England have been conducting case-finding of people with dementia among older people, who were admitted on an unplanned basis, since 2012/13; although the methods to be used were undefined. A recent article investigates the views of staff … Continue reading

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Evidence Versus Mythology: Challenging Cherished Orthodoxies (British Journal of General Practice)

Summary A brief communication in the British Journal of General Practice points to recent evidence raising some interesting questions which many might prefer to duck. This “devil’s advocate”-style letter challenges readers to question some supposedly established axioms in modern dementia … Continue reading

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Screening to Identify People at Risk of Dementia (JRCPE)

Summary This article in the Journal of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh presents a balanced account of both sides of the argument with regards to whether screening for dementia might be beneficial, and concerning the recent controversy on … Continue reading

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The Dementia Case-Finding Debate Continues (BBC News / BMJ)

Summary Fewer than half of the estimated 670,000 people with dementia typically receive a formal diagnosis, and the government has the well-intentioned aspiration to increase dementia diagnosis rates in England to two-thirds by 2015. A GP writing in the British … Continue reading

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The Dementia Screening Debate Revisited (British Psychological Society / BMJ / Nursing Standard)

Summary The British Psychological Society (BPS) recently drew attention to the ongoing debate concerning dementia case-finding schemes and policies. “The drive in the UK and US towards early diagnosis of dementia is not backed by evidence of benefit, says a study published … Continue reading

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