Opinion: No need to screen all seniors for signs of dementia

09/11/2013 | MedPage Today (free registration)

Screening elderly patients for early signs of dementia is not warranted, could cause harm and underscores the mistaken assumption that mild cognitive impairment always progresses to dementia, researchers wrote in an online opinion in BMJ. The authors noted that while the screening is not recommended, Medicare's wellness visits include it. A shift toward testing can be seen in the new Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, they write.

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