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[Early detection of patients with dementia in Primary Care ]

OSTORHARICS-HORVÁTH György1, TORZSA Péter2

JANUARY 20, 2019

Lege Artis Medicinae - 2019;29(01-02)

DOI: https://doi.org/10.33616/lam.29.005

[Mental decline is becoming more and more frequent in the elderly these days. The symptoms of dementia may be best detected early in family practice. Physicians may detect the symptoms of mental decline of different levels. General practitioners play an important role in the early detection of patients with dementia. General practitioners keep contact and communicate with the caretaker of the patient regularly. If necessary General Practitioners visit the dementia patients in their own home environment, they can assess their patients’ circumstances and needs and if needed, they can prescribe home care. ]

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  1. Petz Aladár Megyei Oktató Kórház, Pszichiátriai Addiktológiai és Mentálhigiénés Osztály
  2. Semmelweis Egyetem, ÁOK, Családorvosi Tanszék

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