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Letters Memory clinics and dementia

Memory clinics are all about stigma, not screening

BMJ 2009; 338 doi: (Published 03 March 2009) Cite this as: BMJ 2009;338:b860
  1. David Jolley, consultant psychiatrist and honorary reader1,
  2. Esme Moniz-Cook, honorary professor of clinical psychology and ageing2
  1. 1Personal Social Services Research Unit (PSSRU) Dover Building, University of Manchester, Manchester M13 9PL
  2. 2Institute of Rehabilitation, Hull York Medical School, University of Hull, Hull HU3 2PG
  1. david.jolley{at}

    Critics are right to question the evidence base for memory clinics if the only purpose of memory clinics is to screen for drug treatments.1 However, they also provide an acceptable, accessible, high quality assessment, rehabilitation, and follow-up facility for …

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