Access to diagnostic evaluation and treatment for dementia in Europe.

  title={Access to diagnostic evaluation and treatment for dementia in Europe.},
  author={Gunhild Waldemar and Kieu T T Phung and Alistair Burns and Jean Georges and Finn Ronholt Hansen and Steven Iliffe and Christine Marking and Marcel G. M. Olde Rikkert and Jacques Selm{\`e}s and Gabriela Stoppe and Norman Sartorius},
  journal={International journal of geriatric psychiatry},
  volume={22 1},
This paper reviews and discusses existing barriers to diagnosis and treatment for patients with dementia in Europe as well as approaches to overcome these barriers. The barriers to care are manifold, being present at all levels in each society and between countries in Europe. Multilevel and multifaceted strategies are needed to improve diagnosis and treatments for all patients with cognitive complaints. A multidisciplinary approach based on close collaboration between GPs and specialised memory… CONTINUE READING


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