Geriatrics expert: Cancer screens don't help dementia patients

09/3/2013 | GeriPal blog

Cancer screenings offer little benefit for dementia patients and can be a burden and have ill effects, University of California, San Francisco, geriatrics professor Dr. Ken Covinsky writes in GeriPal. Care providers need to take a big-picture approach for dementia patients and focus on quality of life and symptom management, Covinsky writes.

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