Britain grappling with dementia prevalence

Spooner, Mary Helen
April 2009
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;4/14/2009, Vol. 180 Issue 8, pE13
Academic Journal
The article reports that the British government is launching a strategy to deal with the prevalence of dementia in the country. The strategy includes measures such as training physicians to diagnose early symptoms of dementia in patients and hiring more dementia specialists. Skeptics are reportedly not confident of the result of such a strategy due to factors such as discrepancies in drug accessibility. Diagnosing dementia and the cost of medical care for dementia patients is also discussed.


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