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Screen asymptomatic older adults for cognitive impairment? Not so fast

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The US Preventive Services Task Force recently said there is “insufficient evidence” to recommend for or against screening asymptomatic older patients for cognitive decline. In this month’s audiocast, Dr. Campos-Outcalt explains the Task Force’s decision and identifies steps you should be taking, nonetheless, with your older patients.



1. US Preventive Services Task Force. Final recommendation statement: cognitive impairment in older adults: screening. Published February 2020. Accessed March 19, 2020.

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