GP's Could Diagnose Dementia with Three Simple Questions

Discussion in 'Dementia-related news and campaigns' started by Grey Lad, Aug 10, 2015.

  1. Beate

    Beate Registered User

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    But what are these three questions?
     
  2. Grey Lad

    Grey Lad Registered User

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    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.
     
  3. Grey Lad

    Grey Lad Registered User

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    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.
     
  4. Early Girlie

    Early Girlie Registered User

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    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
     
  5. Beate

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    Yes, thanks, I read that but it didn't specify the questions.
     
  6. Wirralson

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    #7 Wirralson, Sep 1, 2015
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    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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