The primary care diagnosis of dementia in Europe: an analysis using multidisciplinary, multinational expert groups.

@article{Lepeleire2008ThePC,
  title={The primary care diagnosis of dementia in Europe: an analysis using multidisciplinary, multinational expert groups.},
  author={Jan de Lepeleire and Annet W. Wind and Stephen Iliffe and Esme Moniz-Cook and J. D. Wilcock and V{\'i}ctor M. Gonz{\'a}lez and Monique A.A. Caljouw and Maria V. Gianelli and Myrra Jfj Vernooij-Dassen},
  journal={Aging & mental health},
  year={2008},
  volume={12 5},
  pages={
          568-76
        }
}
OBJECTIVES To explore the extent of variation in the detection of dementia in primary care across Europe, and the potential for the development of European guidelines. METHOD A mixture of focus group and adapted nominal group methods involving 23 experts of different disciplines and from eight European countries. RESULTS The diagnosis of dementia should be 'timely' rather than 'early'. Timeliness has an impact on the patient, on the caregiver, on healthcare professionals, and on society… CONTINUE READING
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