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Memory clinics could improve dementia care, say experts

BMJ 2008; 337 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.a3127 (Published 24 December 2008) Cite this as: BMJ 2008;337:a3127
  1. Zosia Kmietowicz
  1. 1London

    The government’s proposals to set up memory clinics in every town to improve the care given to people with dementia and their families could help to improve dementia care in England provided that they are not set up simply as diagnostic centres, experts have said.

    The proposal is part of the five year national dementia strategy to be launched in January. Medical students and GPs are also to receive training in the diagnosis of dementia to improve the early recognition of the disease.

    A spokeswoman for the Department of Health said, “We want to make sure that every GP is trained to spot the first signs of …

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