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Dementia: early diagnosis is vital for best care

VOL: 97, ISSUE: 09, PAGE NO: 41Lucy Hamilton, RGN, is a community staff nurse, OxfordWhile working as a community staff nurse in a district nursing and primary health care team I visited a woman with pernicious anaemia, whom I'll call Lilly Ashton. She had also been diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease, but any monitoring of this was merely a consequence of our three-monthly visits to administer cytamen injections.

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