General Practitioners are often the first healthcare professionals to be consulted when dementia is suspected by the person and/or their families. Irish GPs have reported difficulty differentiating normal ageing from symptoms of dementia, citing a lack of confidence and concerns about the impact of the diagnosis on the patient.
'Dementia: Diagnosis and Management of in General Practice' (Tony Foley, Aisling Jennings and Greg Swanwick) was published in April 2019 by the ICGP Quality in Practice Committee, It is a revised version of a 2014 document.
Its aim is to provide a comprehensive overview for GPs and primary health care professionals in all aspects of the diagnosis and management of dementia.
Dementia: Diagnosis and Management in General Practice (2019)