Soundbites: Earlier discussions about dementia

October 24, 2018

Soundbites: Earlier discussions about dementia

It's best for patients to express concerns about memory problems to their doctor early on, before symptoms become worse.  Their doctor can either rule out a medical problem or put into motion diagnostic tests for dementia.  The goal is to be prepared for, and to plan for, the future.  In this video, Barak Gaster, professor of medicine and a primary-care physician, explains the importance of timely discussions  between family doctors and patients worried about forgetfulness. 

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