This course is based on a review that addressed the direct evidence on the benefits and harms of screening for cognitive impairment versus no screening, the test accuracy of screening instruments to detect mild cognitive impairment (MCI) and dementia, and the benefits and harms of treatment for MCI and mild to moderate dementia among community-dwelling older adults age 65 years and older.
This course is based on the reading-based online article, Screening for Cognitive Impairment in Older Adults: created by Carrie D. Patnode, PhD, MPH, Let al. in 2020.
Feb 2020, AHRQ Publication No. 19-05257-EF-1 2020
Course Material Authors
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Carrie D. Patnode, PhD, MPH
Carrie Patnode, PhD, MPH, is a behavioral epidemiologist whose research focuses on evidence-based medicine, particularly in the area of behavioral interventions for the primary prevention of chronic diseases. She is an investigator with the Kaiser Permanente Research Affiliates Evidence-based Practice Center and leads systematic reviews for the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force in the areas of diet and physical activity counseling, tobacco use prevention and treatment, screening and treatment of cognitive impairment among older adults, treatment of adult obesity, and screening for drug use. Her work has been published in multiple peer reviewed journals.
Leslie A. Perdue, MPH
Leslie is a research associate at Kaiser Permanente Research Affiliates Evidence-based Practice Center Kaiser Permanente Center for Health Research. Her work has been published in multiple peer reviewed journals.
Rebecca C. Rossom, MD, MSCR
Rebecca C. Rossom is Assistant professor and Geriatric Psychiatrist at the University of Minnesota. Her research interests include depression, suicide prevention, serious mental illness, chronic disease, aging and cognition. Dr. Rossom's work has been published in multiple peer reviewed journals.
Dr. Farinde is a professor at Columbia State University and has published multiple articles about psychopharmacotherapy. Dr. Farinde has worked as a clinical specialist for the Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center in Fort Hood. As a devoted clinical pharmacy specialist and addictions counselor who excels in all clinical environments, she has worked with active duty soldiers with dual diagnoses of a traumatic brain injury and a psychiatric disorder providing medication therapy management and disease state management. Dr. Farinde has also worked with mentally impaired and developmentally disabled individuals at a state supported living center. The breadth of her clinical practice allows her to bring a unique perspective to her educational material. In 2021, Dr. Farinde was awarded the Davida Coady Gorham Medical Professional of the Year award. She is an adjunct mentor with California Southern University.
Counselors, marriage and family therapists, psychologists and social workers. This course is appropriate for all levels of knowledge.
After taking this course, you should be able to:
Describe what constitutes the diagnosis of a cognitive disorder
Identify the strategies that health care professionals utilize for screening cognitive impairment in older adults.
Evaluate the benefits and harms that may be associated with screening for cognitive impairment
Analyze some of the studies that evaluated the pharmacologic interventions for cognitive impairment
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