Point-of-Care Screening to Identify Cognitive Impairment (JAPhA)

Summary

This article from the Journal of the American Pharmacists Association (JAPhA) points to the possibilities of cognitive screening for MCI or suspected dementia at “convenient health care access points” for community-dwelling elderly patients. Such screening could assist in improving the identification of unrecognized and undiagnosed cognitive impairment. Pharmacists are said to be ideally placed to conduct this screening by virtue of their extended and frequent contact with patients in settings such as anticoagulation therapy clinics in the United States.

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Reference

Sonnett, TE. Setter, SM. [and] Weeks, DL. [et al] (2012). Point-of-care screening to identify cognitive impairment in older adults. Journal of the American Pharmacists Association: JAPhA, 2012, Vol.52(4), pp.492-7. (Click here to view the PubMed abstract).

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