069 Evaluating Memory and Thinking Problems: 10 Things Health Providers Should Do


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In This Episode:

Dr. K explains what should happen during an initial medical evaluation when an older person develops memory or thinking problems. She covers:

  • What is cognitive impairment and why it’s important to get a medical evaluation
  • What kind of cognitive changes are considered normal with aging
  • 10 common health issues that can affect memory and thinking
  • 10 things a health provider should generally do, during an initial evaluation for cognitive impairment
  • The key things the initial evaluation should address
  • Whether to expect a definitive diagnosis
  • What to expect from your health providers

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