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Prevention 

Prevention
Chapter:
Prevention
Source:
Dementia Care: A Practical Manual
Author(s):

Jonathan Waite

, Rowan H. Harwood

, Ian R. Morton

, and David J. Connelly

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199228829.003.0017

Why prevent? 378

Preventing what? 380

Prevention of dementia 384

Prevention of delirium and comorbidities 393

Unnecessary disability, distress, and dependency 394

Screening 396

Summary 398

‘It is better to be healthy than to be ill or dead. That is the beginning and the end of the only real argument for preventive medicine. It is sufficient.’ (Rose, 1992)...

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