The Cleveland Clinic Cognitive Battery, completed independently in 10 minutes, offers a low-cost alternative to clinician-administered cognitive testing that is readily integrated into primary care practice.
Staff Education Improves Fidelity of Dementia Screening and Early Intervention
Ongoing clinical training improves the ability of caregivers to interpret screening tests and diagnose dementia in geriatric patients.
Cognitive Assessments: Yet Another Casualty of the COVID-19 Shutdown
The challenge of cognitive assessment in primary care settings was further complicated by the pandemic shutdown, leading to delayed diagnosis and care of cognitive impairment in older adults. More options for virtual cognitive testing are needed.
Lower Blood Pressure Targets May Stave Off Cognitive Decline, SPRINT MIND Substudy Reveals
Should managed blood pressure targets be lowered? Cleveland Clinic geriatrician Ronan Factora, MD, comments on SPRINT MIND findings of fewer white matter lesions in patients with systolic blood pressure controlled to below 120 mmHg.
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Using Mini-Cog Screening to Transform Cognitive Rehab for Older Patients
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.
Introducing Annual Screenings for Cognitive Impairment
A new effort to screen patients for cognitive impairment during primary care visits will help identify those who need geriatric or other specialized care earlier, which may help improve long-term outcomes.
Simple Memory Test May Predict Heart Failure Readmissions
A simple test allows clinicians to identify which heart-failure patients suffer from cognitive impairment and may be more likely to be readmitted or die within 30 days of discharge than patients who ace the test.