Home visits key to identifying dementia

Implementing clinical intervention before a diagnosis of dementia was made at the GP’s surgery is now part of a Victorian trial focusing on pre-diagnosis of the condition.

Dr Susan Koch, senior RDNS researcher and chair of the federal government’s Dementia Advisory Group, said the nurse-led program would remove the suddenness and shock of a dementia diagnosis, which was occurring daily in doctor’s surgeries.

“The trial entails identifying symptoms and taking a strategic and clinical approach through the next steps, which include