Creating a leaflet about dementia case finding



Wilcock, Jane
(2015) Creating a leaflet about dementia case finding. [Poster]

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Abstract

To create a leaflet for GPs about the “case finding” of people in the DES “facilitating timely diagnosis and support for people with dementia,” within 4 weeks using email to link a newly formed group. Questions we asked were: How reliable is the GPCog screening tool? What is the natural history of Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI)? What are patient benefits of early therapy? A literature review and email discussion ensued. The main findings were: Positive predictive value of GPCog is 71% so an abnormal score does not indicate definite dementia Not every memory loss is dementia; not every dementia is Alzheimer’s Pathological features of Alzheimer’s may be present in normally ageing brains A review of attendees at a memory clinic: >50% had not got dementia or MCI. 27% had “benign memory complaints” Patients with MCI - 20% develop dementia at 5 years. Rates of conversion of MCI to dementia vary between 11-33% at 2 years 42% of patients with MCI have remitting symptoms, with normal cognition at 1.5 and 3 years There is no current benefit of early therapy with cholinesterase inhibitors in MCI at 1, 2 or 3 years

Item Type: Poster
Subjects: ?? R1 ??
Depositing User: Symplectic Admin
Date Deposited: 30 Oct 2015 09:52
Last Modified: 02 Apr 2021 07:14
URI: https://livrepository.liverpool.ac.uk/id/eprint/2034540