Cognitive Assessment of Older People: Multiple Choice Questionnaire (BMJ Learning, Free Resource)

[A version of this item appears in: Dementia: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWHT), Volume 2 Issue 3, October 2011].

Summary

This multiple choice questionnaire has been created to assist GPs and generalist clinicians in the assessment of cognitive function in patients aged 65 and over. It reviews the causes, presenting features, and assessment of cognitive decline in older patients.

Having done this activity you should have greater awareness of:

  1. The patterns of cognitive decline in older adults.
  2. The causes of cognitive decline in older adults.
  3. Approaches to investigation of the older adults with possible cognitive impairment in the emergency or primary care setting.
  4. The available standardised assessment tools for cognitive function, and their critical appraisal.

Free Access

These materials are available to the general public. Free registration with the site is required.

Note: Do not select the option to log in via Athens because access to BMJ Learning is not currently included in NHS Athens accounts.

NHS Evidence gives the following instructions to access BMJ online training materials. To register:

  1. Click on “Start module” and then,
  2. Click on ”Register here“.

Full Text Link

Reference

Young, J. Meagher, D. [and] MacLullich, A. (2011). Cognitive assessment of older people. (Multiple choice questionnaire). London: BMJ Learning (BMJ Group), September 6th 2011.

Advertisements

About Dementia and Elderly Care News

Dementia and Elderly Care News. Wolverhampton Medical Institute: WMI. (jh)
This entry was posted in Acute Hospitals, Community Care, Delirium, Depression, Diagnosis, For Doctors (mostly), Quick Insights, Universal Interest and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.