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Cognitive Impairment in Older Adults: Screening

Release Date: February 2020

Recommendation Summary

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Older adults

The USPSTF concludes that the current evidence is insufficient to assess the balance of benefits and harms of screening for cognitive impairment in older adults.


See the Practice Considerations section for suggestions for practice regarding the I statement.

To read the recommendation statement in JAMA, select here.

To read the evidence summary in JAMA, select here.

See the Clinician Summary for a more detailed summary of the recommendation for clinicians.

Related Information for Health Professionals

Clinical Summary

Clinical summaries are one-page documents that provide guidance to primary care clinicians for using recommendations in practice.

This summary is intended for use by primary care clinicians.

Current as of: February 2020

Internet Citation: Final Update Summary: Cognitive Impairment in Older Adults: Screening. U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. February 2020.

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