Factors affecting timely recognition and diagnosis of dementia across Europe: from awareness to stigma
Vernooij-Dassen, MJFJ., Moniz-Cook, ED., Woods, RT et al (2005.) International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry;20,(4) 377–386.
This European study, based on focus groups, concluded that healthcare providers delays in identifying dementia were based on a belief that there is little to do in the early stages of the disorder. Overcoming these delays requires looking closely at the process and underlying factors of stigma. Read abstract here.