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Letters Dementia

The importance of dementia support groups

BMJ 2015; 351 doi: (Published 23 July 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;351:h3875
  1. Jill Walton, registered general nurse1,
  2. Natalie Ryan, clinical research fellow1,
  3. Sebastian Crutch, professorial research associate1,
  4. Jonathan D Rohrer, honorary consultant neurologist1,
  5. Nick Fox, professor of clinical neurology1
  1. 1Dementia Research Centre, Institute of Neurology, London WC1N 3AR, UK
  1. jill.walton{at}

Robinson and colleagues refer to non-Alzheimer diagnoses of dementia.1 These less typical diagnoses pose complex problems for those with the disease and for their families, friends, and carers. When these forms of dementia affect younger people the problems can be even more challenging.

When asking the question: “What constitutes best practice in early intervention?” we must acknowledge that people …

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