Early detection of dementia: RCPsych result

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“This House supports the early detection of dementia”

Following on from my previous post which outlined my opposing argument, I can now share the result of this RCPsych debate:the result 26 Sept 2014

The narrowness of the result is undeniable. Yet the motion was defeated.

It seems that my fellow professionals were not fully swayed by the determination of a “Key Opinion Leader” such as Professor Clive Ballard.

I neither wish nor am I able to analyse this result, I only wish to record the result: that the motion that “this house supports the early detection of dementia” was defeated.

The forum of this debate is though worth reiterating:  Royal College of Psychiatry, members, for Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Conference.

I might speculate that this result express confirms a growing concern regarding the difficult to establish boundaries between ageing and disease.

True care need not rest on any such simplified boundaries. Rather true…

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