USPSTF: Not Enough Evidence To Recommend Routine Dementia Screening.

Medscape (11/5, Anderson) reports that a newly-released draft recommendation from the US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) contends that there is currently not enough evidence to recommend routine dementia screening.

HealthDay (11/5) reports that “the guideline authors write that it’s unclear whether existing treatments have a significant effect on mild to moderate dementia.” Meanwhile, “a review of existing studies, treatments and diagnostic tools…found no medical proof that earlier detection of age-related brain decline helps improve decision-making about a patient’s future.”

Related Links:

— “Jury Still Out on Routine Mental Tests for Seniors, Panel Says, “Randy Dotinga, HealthDay, November 4, 2013.

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