Dementia Pathways. For Primary Care in ireland

Physical Exam

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The purpose of the exam is to exclude of any other potential causes of cognitive decline or delirium.

Consider:

  • UTI
  • Respiratory infection
  • Stroke
  • Encephalitis
  • Meningitis
  • Brain Tumour

 

During the physical exam features to support a possible subtype may be identified. For example:

  • Parkinson features
  • Evidence of vascular disease to support a possible vascular dementia