Tag Archives: Cognitive Assessment

Cognitive Assessment: Differentiating the Three Ds “Dementia, Delirium and Depression” (Nursing Times / University of Stirling DSDC)

Summary Nursing Times Learning has produced a new learning unit to assist in the differential diagnosis between dementia, delirium and depression in older people. The aim is to offer training / continuing professional development which helps ensure patients receive the … Continue reading

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Brief Visual Processing Test for Assessment of Cognitive Decline? (BBC News / Current Biology)

Summary Age-related decline in the ability to “take in” lot of information at a glance appears to be associated with people’s cognitive decline more generally, so could (one day, potentially) be a quick and cheap method of assessing mild cognitive … Continue reading

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Care of Older People with Cognitive Impairment in General Hospitals (NIHR SDO)

Summary Mental health problems amongst the elderly in acute hospitals include dementia (31% of all older people in hospitals) and delirium (estimated in this report as 20% of all older people in hospitals). Outcomes for patients in hospitals with these … Continue reading

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Facing the Dementia Challenge (Social Market Foundation)

Summary This Social Market Foundation report takes interviews with sufferers of Alzheimer’s Disease / dementia and their carers, combined with published research evidence, to investigate barriers to early diagnosis. Policy recommendations are proposed to incentivise improvements to diagnose rates. Full … Continue reading

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Cognitive Assessment of Older People (BMJ Clinical Review)

[A version of this item appears in: Dementia: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWHT), Volume 2 Issue 3, October 2011]. Abstract This review article examines the cognitive assessment of older people (i.e. those aged over 65 years) with a view to … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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