Clinical and Ethical Indications for Cognitive Impairment Screening in Primary Care


At the conclusion of the presentation, the participants will be able to:

  1. Describe the benefits of early cognitive screening;
  2. Describe cognitive screening tools shown to be both sensitive and specific;
  3. Discuss the Medicare Annual Wellness visit as a vehicle for changing dementia diagnostic practices at a population level; and
  4. Identify ethical justifications for cognitive screening and early diagnosis.

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Presenter 1
David Hoffman, M.Ed., C.C.E., Director, Bureau of Community Integration and Alzheimer’s Disease, Division of Long Term Care, Office of Health Insurance Programs, New York State Department of Health

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