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DEMENTIA-WORKUP

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DEMENTIA-WORKUP

According to the American Institute of Aging and Alzheimer's association, dementia can only be diagnosed after 4 tasks:
1. History and physical examination of the patient.
2. Corroborating history from an additional informant.
3. Neuro-psychiatric testing to exclude psychiatric disorders.
4. Objective cognitive assessment - MOCA, Folstein's MMSE.


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REFERENCES

1. Wilkinson, I. (2017). Oxford handbook of clinical medicine. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
2. Hannaman, R. A., Bullock, L., Hatchell, C. A., & Yoffe, M. (2016). Internal medicine review core curriculum, 2017-2018. CO Springs, CO: MedStudy.
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Ⓒ A. Manickam 2018

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