Blog: The Brain Dialogues, filtered by tag: Diagnosis

14 Jul 2020

Diagnosing Dementia

Dr Meredith Gresham Study Coordinator Many people currently living with dementia never receive a formal diagnosis. Although exact figures for Australia are unknown, it is estimated that between 44 and 70% of people with dementia in the UK and Canada – countries with similar health care systems to ours – remain undiagnosed. According to Alzheimer’s Disease International this ‘treatment gap’ is even greater in low and middle income countries; one study in India suggested 90% of people remain undiagnosed.  The fear of dementia sometimes discourages people from seeking a diagnosis. Sometimes… Read More