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Letters TYM and Alzheimer’s disease

Diagnoses can be meddlesome

BMJ 2009; 339 doi: (Published 15 July 2009) Cite this as: BMJ 2009;339:b2835
  1. William House, GP commissioner1
  1. 1St Augustine’s Practice, Keynsham, Bristol BS31 2BN
  1. thehouses{at}

    Nicholl wrote: “Without a diagnosis, patients and carers cannot access the services they need.” Echoing the National Dementia Strategy, she uses this as justification for early diagnosis of dementia.1

    We don’t have to organise services in …

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