The investigation and differential diagnosis of dementias.

  title={The investigation and differential diagnosis of dementias.},
  author={Richard Mahlberg},
  journal={Deutsches Arzteblatt international},
  volume={107 39},
Diseases of old age, and dementing diseases in particular, are becoming more common as the population ages. Much progress has been made in research on the etiology and pathogenesis of dementing diseases, but their diagnostic evaluation in clinical practice remains a difficult matter. Classically, it proceeds in two steps: first, the presence of dementia as a syndrome is confirmed, and then a further nosological classification is undertaken (1). The two articles that follow this Editorial, by… CONTINUE READING

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