Missed and delayed diagnosis of dementia in primary care: prevalence and contributing factors.

  title={Missed and delayed diagnosis of dementia in primary care: prevalence and contributing factors.},
  author={A Wilson Bradford and Mark E. Kunik and Paul D Schulz and Susan P. Williams and Hardeep Singh},
  journal={Alzheimer disease and associated disorders},
  volume={23 4},
Dementia is a growing public health problem for which early detection may be beneficial. Currently, the diagnosis of dementia in primary care is dependent mostly on clinical suspicion on the basis of patient symptoms or caregivers' concerns and is prone to be missed or delayed. We conducted a systematic review of the literature to ascertain the prevalence and contributing factors for missed and delayed dementia diagnoses in primary care. Prevalence of missed and delayed diagnosis was estimated… CONTINUE READING
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