Assessment of cognition in the elderly: pieces of a complex puzzle.

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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
Issue number3
StatePublished - Sep 1998

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Nursing


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