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USPSTF: Not Enough Evidence to Recommend Formal Screening for Cognitive Impairment — Physician’s First Watch

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March 25, 2014

USPSTF: Not Enough Evidence to Recommend Formal Screening for Cognitive Impairment

By the Editors

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force has determined that there is not enough evidence to recommend either for or against screening for cognitive decline in community-dwelling, asymptomatic adults over the age of 65. This finalized recommendation appears in the Annals of Internal Medicine.

The task force says that identifying cognitive decline early may still help patients make diagnostic and treatment decisions. Clinicians should be aware of early symptoms and evaluate patients as necessary.

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