This was a 'Pulse' headline. Unfortunately, I can't access what it's about or what DES means:
" £21m for a dementia check? I'll take this one for the team "
"Dr Tony Copperfield on a calculation that makes the dementia DES a lot more palatable."
This research advises testing for potentially reversible syndromes, including B12, before diagnosing dementia, so WHY aren't they doing it?!!!
ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articl.... Extract from page 10:
"Potentially reversible syndromes:
- Medication induced
- Metabolic derangements
- Vitamin B12 deficiency
- Thyroid disorders
- Thiamine deficiency
- Chronic disease (e.g., renal failure, hepatic failure, malignancy)
- Gastrointestinal disorders
- Whipple’s disease
- Vitamin E deficiency
- Pellagra "