The resources provided in this section include general information on multiple aspects of addressing cognitive impairment with your patients.
Tools for Early Identification, Assessment, and Treatment for People with Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia(www.alz.org)
This resource provides a comprehensive protocol for assessing patients in the early stages of Alzheimer’s disease and dementia.
Clinical Provider Practice Tool(static1.squarespace.com)
The Clinical Provider Practice Tool is adapted from ACT on Alzheimer’s®. It includes a comprehensive listing of resources for a diagnostic assessment, case management, and disclosure with a patient who has dementia.
Geriatric Assessment Tools(www.healthcare.uiowa.edu)
Geriatric Assessment Tools provides access to several tools that can be used as a standardized means of obtaining information during a comprehensive assessment visit. These tools allow the health provider to evaluate the patient’s current level of function, cognition, and safety.
This article provides descriptions of various assessment tools for cognitive impairments.
Dementia Care Management Toolkit(www.alzgla.org)
Provided by the Alzheimer’s Association of Greater Los Angeles, the Dementia Care Management Toolkit provides primary care professionals with tools to support dementia care management, including assessment instruments and tools for family and caregivers to meet patient needs.
Health & Aging, A-Z Topics(www.nia.nih.gov)
From the National Institute of Aging, the Health & Aging, A-Z Topics page provides a detailed listing of topics on health and aging concerns. It includes information on many topics of family medicine, including cognitive impairment.
Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment(www.uptodate.com)
The Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment provides a systematic protocol to address multiple geriatric conditions, such as functional impairment and dementia that are common and can be unrecognizable in older patients.