n Mental Health Matters - Old age or dementia? - the challenge of making an accurate diagnosis
|Article Title||Old age or dementia? - the challenge of making an accurate diagnosis|
|© Publisher:||In House Publications|
|Journal||Mental Health Matters|
|Publication Date||Jan 2016|
|Pages||22 - 24|
"Dementia isn't always easy to diagnose accurately," she says. "But there are ways to make the consultation process easier for you, and your patient, before he or she even arrives at your medical suite." Madré continues. "If you're aware your patient may have dementia, encourage them to attend the appointment with their main care provider. Given that symptoms vary from person to person, it's important to bear the patient's individual context in mind - and a family member can help achieve just that. Understanding your patient's circumstances will form a big part of your decision-making and advice," she explains.
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