In December 2017, the National Academy of Neuropsychology (NAN) convened an interorganizational Summit on Population Health Solutions for Assessing Cognitive Impairment in Geriatric Patients. The Summit brought together representatives of a broad range of stakeholders such as INS who are invested in the care of older adults to focus on the topic of cognitive health and aging, and examine questions of who should be screened for cognitive impairment and how they should be screened in various health care settings. Key learning points of the summit included recognizing the importance of educating patients and healthcare providers about the value of assessing cognition; emphasizing the limitations of screening tools, including the need for validation and considerations of language, cultural factors, and education; and recognizing the potential of electronic health records to augment cognitive screening and tracking of changes in cognitive health over time.
The findings of the Summit have been published as free, open access articles here:
The Clinical Neuropsychologist: https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/13854046.2018.1517503
Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology: https://academic.oup.com/acn/article/33/6/655/5133793