'Who is better placed?': Call for GPs to carry out new dementia strategies

GPs will need to be at the front line of new dementia strategies targeting earlier diagnosis, risk reduction and proactive treatment, senior clinicians say.

An MJA editorial published today is critical of delays in dementia diagnosis and the medical profession’s failure to make the most of existing resources, calling for greater coordination of service delivery systems for patients and carers at every stage, from prevention to end-of-life care. 

“The medical profession needs to do more to ensure that