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Détection des troubles cognitifs en pratique clinique [Detection of cognitive disorders in clinical practice].
Revue Médicale de la Suisse Romande
Publication types: English Abstract ; Journal Article ; Review
The detection rate of cognitive impairment by general practitioners in elderly hospitalised and ambulatory population is low, ranging from 50 to 73%, and from 24 to 42%, respectively. This is insufficient regarding the importance of an early diagnosis of dementia and Alzheimer's disease, for the patient and his/her proxies, but also for the primary care physician in charge. Thus, all general practitioners should have a strategy for the evaluation of cognitive impairment in elderly patient.
Aged, Algorithms, Cognition Disorders/diagnosis, Cognition Disorders/epidemiology, Decision Trees, Diagnosis, Differential, Family Practice/methods, Geriatric Assessment, Humans, Mass Screening/methods, Medical History Taking/methods, Mental Status Schedule, Physical Examination/methods, Prevalence, Time Factors
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