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Is early diagnosis best?

Jennifer Trueland Freelance journalist

A claim that the drive for early dementia diagnosis is harmful has provoked a storm. Jennifer Trueland reports

Early or timely dementia diagnosis is a policy objective that has gained support among nurses. However, critics claim that the goal is politically motivated and risks doing more harm than good. Dementia experts say causing anxiety unnecessarily should be avoided, but insist that diagnosis can pave the way for support.

Nursing Standard. 28, 10, 20-22. doi: 10.7748/ns2013.

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