Views And Reviews

Dementia

BMJ 1994; 309 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.309.6951.418a (Published 06 August 1994) Cite this as: BMJ 1994;309:418
  1. P H Millard

    Ed Alistair Burns, Raymond Levy Chapman and Hall, £125, pp 874 ISBN 0-412-54740-6

    The collective noun for a group of professors is “absence.” When I drive to the wrong destination, forget appointments, or lose things I wonder if I have early dementia. Yet I console myself by remembering that my children do the same thing. Once an 86 year old woman attended my clinic for investigation of dementia: her only crime was to think her purse had been stolen when she had left it at home. Six months earlier I had done the same thing.

    That's the problem …

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