Assessment of cognition in the elderly

pieces of a complex puzzle.

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Abstract

Thorough assessment of the cognitive status of elderly patients is the foundation of the health exam. An understanding of normal changes of aging impacting on the cognitive abilities of older persons and the ability to systematically screen for potentially reversible deficits are necessary clinical skills. This article offers health care professionals guidelines for conducting the geriatric interview and examination.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)395-405
Number of pages11
JournalThe Nursing clinics of North America
Volume33
Issue number3
StatePublished - Sep 1 1998

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Aptitude
Cognition
Clinical Competence
Geriatrics
Guidelines
Interviews
Delivery of Health Care
Health

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  • Nursing(all)

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In: The Nursing clinics of North America, Vol. 33, No. 3, 01.09.1998, p. 395-405.

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