Dementia screenings over the phone shown to be useful in primary care

A survey conducted over the phone performed well as a screening strategy for dementia in at-risk patients, according to findings from a Dutch study published in Annals of Family Medicine.
“The family physician plays a pivotal role in detecting dementia,” Herrer Abdulrahman, MD, of the department of neurology at the Radboud University Medical Center in the Netherlands, and colleagues wrote. “Despite growing attention for elder care in the Western world, dementia remains underdiagnosed in primary care.”
Using data from the Prevention of Dementia by Intensive Vascular Care

A survey conducted over the phone performed well as a screening strategy for dementia in at-risk patients, according to findings from a Dutch study published in Annals of Family Medicine.
“The family physician plays a pivotal role in detecting dementia,” Herrer Abdulrahman, MD, of the department of neurology at the Radboud University Medical Center in the Netherlands, and colleagues wrote. “Despite growing attention for elder care in the Western world, dementia remains underdiagnosed in primary care.”
Using data from the Prevention of Dementia by Intensive Vascular Care