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The dementia diagnosis process, Part 4: Understanding the diagnosis and what comes next

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 4 below, the final part of this interview series, focuses on getting clarity on the diagnosis and any prescribed medicines, getting some important information for ongoing treatment and care. There are also some tips on handling review appointments. …

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The dementia diagnosis process, Part 3: Meeting the doctor and getting a diagnosis

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 3 below focuses on the doctor visit, such as how to explain the situation, and what sort of things the doctor may ask during the visit, and about tests, scans, etc. …

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The dementia diagnosis process, Part 2: Preparing for the doctor consultation

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 2 below discusses how families can prepare for their meeting with the doctor, such as the type of symptoms and other information to tell the doctor about and preparing the medical history file for the doctor. …

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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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