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The role of carers in the information process in dementia

  • Rahul Rao (a1)
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The role of carers is explored in the process beginning with the early detection of changes in cognitive function through to the diagnosis of dementia. Carers were not always aware of early cognitive decline before other family and friends. Forty-five per cent of initial diagnoses were made by GPs. In over 50% of cases, the sufferer had not been told their diagnosis by health professionals or carers. A quarter of carers wanted more information about dementia even after referral to specialist services. The importance of early referral and provision of sufficient comprehensive information about dementia are discussed.

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  • Rahul Rao (a1)
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