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Q: describe the impact of early diagnosis and follow up to diagnosis of dementia
A: A proper diagnosis of dementia is essential, in order to rule out other conditions that may have symptoms similar to dementia and that may be treatable, including depression, chest and urinary infections, severe constipation, [ vitamin and thyroid deficiencies and brain tumours Also to rule out other possible causes of confusion, such as poor sight or hearing; emotional changes and upsets, such
as moving or bereavement; or the side-effects of certain drugs or combinations of drugs. Folllow up diagnosis can enable a patient to access advice, information and support (emotional, practical and financial) from social services, voluntary agencies and support groups and to allow the person with dementia to plan and make arrangements for the future. ]
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