This morning our Founder, Deborah Wyatt, was interviewed by Nikki Bedi on BBC Radio London talking about whether dementia screening will scare patients from seeing their GP. According to a story in the Telegraph today, doctors will be paid for asking about patients’ memories during consultations for unrelated matters such as aches and pains or the flu. GPs will then offer a screening test to those who admit to memory problems, to see if they are at high risk of developing the incurable disease.
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You can read more about this story in the Telegraph – http://www.telegraph.co.uk/health/healthnews/9756812/Dementia-screening-will-scare-patients-from-seeing-their-GP.html