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Diagnosing dementia – what works?

The Cochrane Library is the name given to the collection of databases that contain different types of high-quality, independent evidence to inform healthcare decision-making – the most well-known of which is the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews.

From time to time, the Cochrane Library curates a Special Collection which brings together all its reviews on a particular topic as a way of making the research more accessible to a wider audience, including clinicians and policy makers.

In September 2020, the Cochrane Library published online an updated version of its Special Collection on Diagnosing Dementia (originally published in 2019) which brings together all the reviews focusing on test accuracy of cognitive screening tests and questionnaires, including the Mini-Mental State Examination (MMSE), Mini-Cog, the Montreal Cognitive Assessment (MoCA), the Informant Questionnaire on Cognitive Decline in the Elderly (IQCODE), and AD-8.

A brief introduction is given for each review, setting out the aim of the research inquiry. To access, go to https://bit.ly/3nRyDHW

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