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Screening for Cognitive Impairment in Older Adults: US Preventive Services Task Force Recommendation Statement.

  • Author(s): US Preventive Services Task Force
  • Owens, Douglas K
  • Davidson, Karina W
  • Krist, Alex H
  • Barry, Michael J
  • Cabana, Michael
  • Caughey, Aaron B
  • Doubeni, Chyke A
  • Epling, John W
  • Kubik, Martha
  • Landefeld, C Seth
  • Mangione, Carol M
  • Pbert, Lori
  • Silverstein, Michael
  • Simon, Melissa A
  • Tseng, Chien-Wen
  • Wong, John B
  • et al.

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https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/fullarticle/2761651
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Abstract

Importance:Dementia (also known as major neurocognitive disorder) is defined by a significant decline in 1 or more cognitive domains that interferes with a person's independence in daily activities. Dementia affects an estimated 2.4 to 5.5 million individuals in the United States, and its prevalence increases with age. Objective:To update its 2014 recommendation, the US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) commissioned a review of the evidence on screening for cognitive impairment, including mild cognitive impairment and mild to moderate dementia, in community-dwelling adults, including those 65 years or older residing in independent living facilities. Population:This recommendation applies to community-dwelling older adults 65 years or older, without recognized signs or symptoms of cognitive impairment. Evidence Assessment:The USPSTF concludes that the evidence is lacking, and the balance of benefits and harms of screening for cognitive impairment cannot be determined. Recommendation:The USPSTF concludes that the current evidence is insufficient to assess the balance of benefits and harms of screening for cognitive impairment in older adults. (I statement).

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