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Tools and tips for assessing cognition in older adults: Issues for psychiatrists

from Psychiatric Times

With the growth of the elderly population has come increased pressure on psychiatrists to offer timely access to quality care that is specific to the needs of the elderly, particularly the recognition of cognitive loss and dementia. Up to 40 percent of patients with moderate degrees of cognitive impairment remain unrecognized and undiagnosed by physicians. It has been postulated that some clinicians simply believe early detection does not change the trajectory of illness; some may feel that the tests are too time consuming or difficult to administer; still others may assume that their patients will resist the testing, without attempting to suggest it to their patients. more

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