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Alzheimer Disease Screening Paper

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The Alzheimer's Association convened a group of practicing expert clinicians to make an
algorithm for detecting cognitive impairment in the primary care setting.
The resulting algorithm incorporates patient history, clinician observations, and concerns
expressed by the patient, family or caregiver.
They offer the following brief tools to evaluate cognition, all which can be administered in five
minutes or less by a physician or other trained staff.
The GPCOG is a screening tool for cognitive impairment designed for use in primary care and is
available in multiple languages (Cognitive Assessment, 2021).
The Mini-Cog is a 3-minute test consisting of a recall test for memory and a scored clock-
drawing test. It can be used effectively after brief training and results are evaluated by a health
provider to determine if a full-diagnostic assessment is needed (Cognitive Assessment, 2021).
Eight-item Informant Interview to Differentiate Aging and Dementia (AD8) is an eight-
question interview used to distinguish between normal signs of aging and mild dementia
(Cognitive Assessment, 2021).
Short Informant Questionnaire on Cognitive Decline in the Elderly (IQCODE) the IQCODE
screening tool is an informant questionnaire designed to assess cognitive decline and dementia
(Cognitive Assessment, 2021).
There are also other tests like MIS Memory Impairment Screen, MMSE Mini Mental Status
Exam, SLUMS St. Louis University Mental Status Exam. (Cognitive Assessment, 2021).
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The Alzheimer's Association convened a group of practicing expert clinicians to make an algorithm for detecting cognitive impairment in the primary care setting. The resulting algorithm incorporates patient history, clinician observations, and concerns expressed by the patient, family or caregiver. They offer the following brief tools to evaluate cognition, all which can be administered in five minutes or less by a physician or other trained staff. The GPCOG is a screening tool for cognitive impairment designed for use in primary care and is available in multiple languages (Cognitive Assessme ...
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