Letters Crisis in dementia care

What are the benefits of an early diagnosis?

BMJ 2012; 344 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.e2747 (Published 18 April 2012) Cite this as: BMJ 2012;344:e2747
  1. Nicholas John Sharvill, general practitioner1
  1. 1Balmoral Surgery, Deal CT14 7EQ, UK
  1. john.sharvill{at}nhs.net

Can someone tell me why an early diagnosis is so important in dementia?1 We already screen for and treat vascular risk factors, and mild cognitive impairment is extremely common. The demand …

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