Letters Screening for pre-dementia

Dementia statistic is misleading

BMJ 2013; 347 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.f6704 (Published 12 November 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;347:f6704
  1. Martin D Brunet, general practitioner1
  1. 1Binscombe Medical Centre, Godalming GU7 3PR, UK
  1. martin{at}binscombe.net

In their responses to Le Couteur and colleagues’ article, Burns and colleagues state that fewer than half of people with dementia receive a formal diagnosis.1 2 This commonly quoted claim is a misleading use of questionable prevalence data and needs to …

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