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Alzheimers decline unaffected by memory clinics

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A dementia care plan that includes regular use of memory clinics and assessments every six months does not slow functional decline for people with Alzheimer’s disease, according to recent research.

The French study, published online in the BMJ, was conducted over two years and involved 1,131 community dwelling patients with mild to moderate Alzheimer’s disease.

Half received the special care plan and the remainder their usual care. The authors found no difference between the groups in functional decline or in the number of admissions to hospital or to an institution.

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