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GP's Could Diagnose Dementia with Three Simple Questions

Grey Lad

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Sep 12, 2014
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North East Lincs
But what are these three questions?
This is the extract from PULSE.

In a study of over 200 men, the team found that three questions in particular – on finance, planning and reasoning – were useful for ruling in a diagnosis of dementia, in simplified questionnaires that were at least as accurate as the mini-mental state examination.
 

Grey Lad

Registered User
Sep 12, 2014
5,736
North East Lincs
But what are these three questions?
This is the extract from PULSE.

In a study of over 200 men, the team found that three questions in particular – on finance, planning and reasoning – were useful for ruling in a diagnosis of dementia, in simplified questionnaires that were at least as accurate as the mini-mental state examination.

I agree a bit more detail would be helpful, but can't find it at the moment.
 

Early Girlie

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Jul 5, 2015
66
St Albans
Interesting article, thanks for sharing, Grey Lad.

Can't help noticing the comments posted by GPs and GP partners. Maybe they all have a bit of gallows humour going on, and I know we certainly find humour at this stage in our AD journey, but I actually think the comments are pretty tasteless, don't you?

EG
 

Beate

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May 21, 2014
12,031
London
This is the extract from PULSE.

In a study of over 200 men, the team found that three questions in particular – on finance, planning and reasoning – were useful for ruling in a diagnosis of dementia, in simplified questionnaires that were at least as accurate as the mini-mental state examination.

I agree a bit more detail would be helpful, but can't find it at the moment.
Yes, thanks, I read that but it didn't specify the questions.
 

Wirralson

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May 30, 2012
658
Yes, thanks, I read that but it didn't specify the questions.

One issue with the MMSE is that it is a proprietary item and a licence feee has to be paid each time it is used. As many on here will know, there are other tests (Montreal, Addenbrooke's, etc). I can't help but wonder if this is an attempt (a) to creat a market for another test and (b) show GPs there are affordable alternatives to the MMSE.

W
 
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