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The timely diagnosis of dementia - education discussion

This is a discussion about the education activity called 'The timely diagnosis of dementia'.

This activity discusses the assessment and investigation of the patient who presents with cognitive impairment. The various presentations and their associated comorbidities are discussed, as are the examination, laboratory and radiology investigations required to make a diagnosis of dementia and to differentiate between the various types of dementias.

The development of a management plan includes not only the pharmacological and non-pharmacological aspects, but includes the carer perspective, longer term planning, legal implications and palliative care aspects.

This discussion forum is intended for users who have completed this module.

Although we appreciate any feedback about the activity, please consider asking a question of the group and try to promote discussion.