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Operationalisation of Mild Cognitive Impairment: A Graphical Approach

  • Fiona E Matthews mail,

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  • Blossom C. M Stephan,
  • John Bond,
  • Ian McKeith,
  • Carol Brayne on behalf of the Medical Research Council Cognitive Function and Ageing Study
  • Published: October 30, 2007
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pmed.0040304

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A valuable flow chart

Posted by plosmedicine on 31 Mar 2009 at 00:16 GMT

Author: Dave Hambidge
Position: Freelance Consultant Psychiatrist
Institution: Self employed
Submitted Date: November 16, 2007
Published Date: November 19, 2007
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The clear flowchart provided will certainly enhance both the diagnosis of early brain failure and communication by all health professionals with sufferers and families of those affected by these awful conditions.

The word dementia, perhaps like schizophrenia, comes so loaded with fear, misunderstanding and stigmatization that any aid to educating the lay public is most welcome. (And some health professionals as well?)

No competing interests declared.