Screening for cognitive impairment: clinical practice guideline [Podcast]

Interview with Dr. Kevin Pottie, Associate Professor of Family Medicine, and Epidemiology & Community Medicine at the University of Ottawa. Dr. Pottie is also Principal Scientist at the C.T. Lamont Primary Health Care Research Centre, Bruyère Research Institute at the University of Ottawa.

As people age, changes to the structure and the function of the brain may result in cognitive decline. These changes, however, do not equally affect all cognitive domains or all people. Should we screen our asymptomatic patients for cognitive impairment? In this evidence-based guideline (open access), the Canadian Task Force on Preventive Health Care recommends that we don’t. Dr. Pottie explains in this podcast.


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