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Date: May 2011


A definite diagnosis of dementia by a Consultant Neurologist, Psychiatrist or Geriatrician. There must be permanent clinical loss of the ability to do all of the following:

  • remember;
  • reason; and
  • perceive, understand, express and give effect to ideas.

No change since April 2007


What does this mean?

Dementia is a disorder of the mental process and results in loss of memory and impairment of behaviour and recognition. There is no cure and the cause is unknown. Definite diagnosis must be established through accepted standard medical tests and questionnaires.

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