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Targets for dementia diagnoses will lead to overdiagnosis

BMJ 2014; 348 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.g2224 (Published 01 April 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;348:g2224

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Re: Targets for dementia diagnoses will lead to overdiagnosis

Alzheimers

Burns, Hughes and Rasmussen, 15 April responded to Brunet. Their response, lengthy though it was, failed to impress the other discussants. I asked Brunet and colleagues a few simple questions. They remain silent.

Under the circumstances, the bodies they represent lose credibility in my eyes. Accordingly, I will not, financially or otherwise, support their cause.

Competing interests: I like to extract facts. I question the morality of case-finding if you are not going to offer care and treatment NOW.

12 May 2014
JK Anand
Retired doctor
Free spirit
Peterborough