Assessing Cognitive Decline in Primary Care: New Tools and Algorithms for Everyday Practice

Although timely diagnosis can significantly improve a patient’s future, dementia is underdiagnosed and often detected late. To help PCPs make thorough and efficient evaluations, two experts from the UCSF Memory and Aging Center describe their five-step workup process for possible cognitive decline, including tests for finding reversible causes. Providing important updates on a fast-changing field, they offer clinical tools and patient resources as well as a look at better disease-modifying therapies.


November 16, 2022

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UCSF MedConnection

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