World Alzheimer's Day

Cochrane Library Special Collection: Diagnosing dementia

Updated Cochrane Library Special Collection: Diagnosing Dementia 

In clinical practice “Doctor, do I have dementia?” is an increasingly common question, but one that is often difficult to answer.  Accurate diagnosis is the first step in managing someone with cognitive concerns. Early diagnosis of a cognitive syndrome, if present, can allow people to make sense of their symptoms, and can help people plan their future, while allowing access to treatments and support.

To mark World Alzheimer's Day on September 21, the Cochrane Dementia and Cognitive Improvement Group have brought together all the completed test accuracy reviews focusing on cognitive screening tests and questionnaires. This Special Collection also includes the supporting materials that they have developed for researchers and reviewers.

Friday, September 18, 2020