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The dementia diagnosis process, Part 1: Getting started and selecting a doctor

When someone shows symptoms that may indicate dementia, families are often unsure how to to prepare for the doctor visit to get a diagnosis, what the doctor may ask, and what will happen during the visit. In this interview series, Dr CT Sudhir Kumar, a Consultant Psychiatrist with several years of experience in dementia and elderly mental health services, explains the diagnosis process and gives practical suggestions for families to prepare for and handle the diagnosis process effectively. Part 1 below discusses basics of how families can start the process of selecting a doctor and preparing for a visit, and some important terms related to dementia. …

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