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Assessing Cognitive Decline in Primary Care: New Tools and Algorithms for Everyday Practice

Although timely diagnosis can significantly improve a patient’s future, dementia is underdiagnosed and often detected late. To help PCPs make thorough and efficient evaluations, two experts from the UCSF Memory and Aging Center describe their five-step workup process for possible cognitive decline, including tests for finding reversible causes. Providing important updates on a fast-changing field, they offer clinical tools and patient resources as well as a look at better disease-modifying therapies.

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Katherine Possin, PhD.

Katherine Possin, PhD

John Douglas French Alzheimer’s Foundation Endowed Professorship Professor

Dr. Possin’s research program is focused on improving the detection, diagnosis and care for people with neurodegenerative disease. She has long-standing interests in understanding the cognitive impairments and their neural bases in neurodegenerative ...

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Lisa Kritikos, RN.

Lisa Kritikos, RN

Lisa is a nurse practitioner in the Memory and Aging Center

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