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Dementia: Screening

Medical red flags

  • Advanced age
  • History of cardiovascular risk factors (hypertension, dyslipidemia, history of smoking, obesity, physical inactivity, diabetes, atrial fibrillation)
  • History of cardiovascular disease or cerebrovascular disease
  • A family history of dementia
  • History of delirium or new onset depression in late life
  • History of head trauma or neurological illness (Parkinson's)

Behavioural red flags

  • Recent motor vehicle accident in older adult
  • Difficulties in taking medication
  • Missing appointments
  • Repetitive calling to the office
  • Family concerns about memory loss
  • Deferring answers to questions to family members or caregivers

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