Do you think your patient may have cognitive impairment based on:
concerns of patient
concerns of family or others
Is your patient age 80 years or older?
2. Does your patient have < 12 years of education? note
3. Is your patient's BMI < 18.5 kg/m2? note
4. Does your patient have a history of type 2 diabetes?
5. Has your patient ever had a stroke?
6. Does your patient need help from others to manage money or medications? note
7. Does your patient currently take anti-depressant medications OR report that "everything was an effort" three or more days per week over the past week? note
More questions must be answered to determine whether cognitive screening is indicated.
Based on your answers, your patient has an increased risk of dementia and should be screened for cognitive impairment. Cognitive screening is recommended for scores of 22 or more.
Based on your answers, your patient has a low risk of dementia and may not need to be screened for cognitive impairment at this time.