Towards earlier diagnosis of dementia

BMJ 2009; 338 doi: (Published 28 April 2009) Cite this as: BMJ 2009;338:b1188
  1. Sarah R Thomson, GP principal, Hastings & Rother Primary Care Trust, Bexhill-on-Sea
  1. sarah.thomson{at}

    I have often benefited as a GP from remembering the dictum “If you start to feel low in spirits during a consultation the patient may be suffering from depression.” I would like to coin another dictum: if you start to feel confused during a consultation, the patient may be suffering …

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