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Rn at assisted living gives applicants tests for dementia. Since misdiagnosis will hurt, should I get second opinion?

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Dr. Arthur Hoffman
Psychiatry
9 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

A good general rule is a second opinion from the appropriate physician has very little downside and can allay your concerns.

In brief: Yes

A good general rule is a second opinion from the appropriate physician has very little downside and can allay your concerns.
Dr. Arthur Hoffman
Dr. Arthur Hoffman
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Dr. Andrew Ho
Psychiatry
4 doctors agree

In brief: Rule out depression

Big problem if depression or other treatable diseases are missed, especially in the elderly nursing home resident.
Dementia is just memory deficits. There are many possible causes the elucidation of treatable causes requires careful medical evaluation much beyond doing memory testing / screening.

In brief: Rule out depression

Big problem if depression or other treatable diseases are missed, especially in the elderly nursing home resident.
Dementia is just memory deficits. There are many possible causes the elucidation of treatable causes requires careful medical evaluation much beyond doing memory testing / screening.
Dr. Andrew Ho
Dr. Andrew Ho
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