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04 Apr 2022

Diagnosis for dementia is made by a medical officer at referral county hospitals, but as a secondary condition. Often, diagnosis is received late, following admission to inpatient care diagnosis because the primary complaint at the outpatient clinic is dementia unrelated and the dementia symptoms are mostly identified during inpatient care (Musyimi et al., 2019).


Musyimi, C., Mutunga, E., & Ndetei, D. (2019). Stigma and dementia care in Kenya: Strengthening Responses to Dementia in Developing Countries (STRiDE) Project. In World Alzheimer Report 2019: Attitudes to dementia (pp. 121–122). London, UK: Alzheimer’s Disease International. https://www.alzint.org/u/WorldAlzheimerReport2019.pdf