Screening for Dementia in Primary Care: A Summary of the Evidence for the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force

@article{Boustani2003ScreeningFD,
  title={Screening for Dementia in Primary Care: A Summary of the Evidence for the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force},
  author={Malaz A. Boustani and Britt Ann Peterson and Laura C. Hanson and Russell P. Harris and Kathleen N. Lohr},
  journal={Annals of Internal Medicine},
  year={2003},
  volume={138},
  pages={927-937}
}
Dementia is an acquired syndrome of decline in memory and at least one other cognitive domain, such as language, visuospatial, or executive function, that is sufficient to interfere with social or occupational function in an alert person (1). Many diseases can cause the dementia syndrome (hereafter called dementia). Alzheimer disease and cerebrovascular ischemia (vascular dementia) are the two most common causes, and some cases of dementia involve both of these disorders. Although some… 

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