A recent study coauthored by Cleveland Clinic’s Ardeshir Hashmi, MD, explored the interaction of subjective and objective cognitive screening tools for patients over age 65.
We profile three ways in which our Neurological Institute is enhancing the clinical value of virtual visits and/or expanding their reach through innovative new platforms and technologies for patient use.
Diabetes care plans for older adults are not one-size-fits-all. Compounded with cognitive issues, diabetes can be a challenging condition to treat.
In a fast-paced ED where most clinicians lack formal training in the nuances of geriatric care, Cleveland Clinic is looking at underlying issues that don’t typically receive enough attention.
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In line with AAN guidelines, Cleveland Clinic has established proactive cognitive screening protocols that include training and workflows. But more research is needed to confirm patient safety and efficacy.
Machine learning algorithms are one way we can approach the converging scarcity of time and abundance of patients in need of cognitive screening.
The Mini-Cog tool is free, quick, noninvasive, easy to use — and a potentially powerful predictor of outcomes. That’s why we’re starting to routinely administer it to older patients across primary care settings.