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Learning module: diagnosing dementia



Dementia is a neurodegenerative condition that affects more than 850,000 people in the UK – a figure that’s estimated to double in the next 30 years.  Although the main risk factor is increasing age, it is not an inevitable part of ageing.

Mental health and dementia lead at Somerset CCG Dr Peter Bagshaw writes about how nurses can recognise dementia

Learning Objectives

This module will update you on: 

  • Types of dementia 
  • Dementia symptoms 
  • Screening tests 
  • The value of diagnosing dementia.

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