Tag Archives: Cognitive Screening

The Pros and Cons of Screening (Sense About Science / BMJ / BMC Geriatrics / BBC News)

Summary The brief “Making Sense of Screening” guide attempts to inform public expectations about screening programmes. It offers insights into the limitations of what screening programmes are sometimes able to deliver. Common misconceptions about how screening works are addressed, with … Continue reading

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Improving Communication in Health Screening Programmes (Science and Technology Committee)

Summary A recent House of Commons Science and Technology Committee report states that the risks and benefits of participating in screening programmes are not communicated consistently. More standardised processes for screening information and better training for healthcare professionals are required. … Continue reading

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The ALCOVE Project Revisited: Review of Timely Diagnosis (International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry)

Summary The ALzheimer’s COoperative Valuation in Europe (ALCOVE) project was a Joint Action co-financed by the European Commission to produce a set of evidence-based recommendations for policymakers on dementia. This article reports on progress regarding the work-stream devoted to timely diagnosis. … Continue reading

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Diagnosis, Screening, Assessment and Symptoms-Related Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses

Recent reviews and meta-analyses on the broad topics diagnosis, screening and assessment are listed below. Some of these articles may be available freely (according to local circumstances). A suitable Athens password, a journal subscription or payment for access may be … 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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Self-Administered Gerocognitive Examination (SAGE) for Community Cognitive Screening? (NHS Choices / Journal of Neuropsychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences)

Summary A US study involving 1,047 people over the age of 50 assessed the Self-Administered Gerocognitive Examination (SAGE) test as a potential screening tool for mental decline. It was found that this simple and inexpensive pencil and paper test could … Continue reading

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The Dementia Screening Debate Revisited (British Psychological Society / BMJ / Nursing Standard)

Summary The British Psychological Society (BPS) recently drew attention to the ongoing debate concerning dementia case-finding schemes and policies. “The drive in the UK and US towards early diagnosis of dementia is not backed by evidence of benefit, says a study published … Continue reading

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