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May 2024
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Dementia is hugely underdiagnosed and under-managed partly due to stretched specialist services. Written by a team involved in a pioneering community-based primary care service, this practical book brings together 99 case studies from the frontline in providing early intervention for people seeking help for suspected dementia. Both typical and atypical cases of Alzheimer's disease and other dementias are examined, familiarising readers with possible patient scenarios and the recommended management strategies. Useful tools such as example forms for history taking and the use of a modified General Practitioner Assessment of Cognition (GPCOG) equip multidisciplinary teams with the knowledge needed for early identification of dementia. The final chapter sets out key considerations in primary care such as carer support, sharing diagnoses, and forming a dementia-friendly community. The emphasis on collaborative care between the medical and social care provides guidance for post-diagnostic support. This title is available as Open Access on Cambridge Core.


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