Author | Ben Seltzer, MD

Articles

Cognitive Complaints: Their Role in Detecting MCI and Dementia

October 01, 2007

Short of mass screening of the elderly using a neuropsychological test or some yet-to-be-determined biomarker, persons with cognitive disorders come to the attention of the health care system only when symptoms are recognized. Occasionally, physicians identify cognitive deficit on routine examination or when they notice patients having trouble following instructions (eg, taking medications properly)