Discussions about cognitive impairment in first medical visits: older patients' perceptions and preferences.

@article{Adelman2004DiscussionsAC,
  title={Discussions about cognitive impairment in first medical visits: older patients' perceptions and preferences.},
  author={Ronald D. Adelman and Michele G. Greene and Erika Friedmann},
  journal={American journal of Alzheimer's disease and other dementias},
  year={2004},
  volume={19 4},
  pages={233-8}
}
Primary care physicians are the first medical contact for most patients with early-stage dementia. However, little is known about older patients' desire for discussions about cognitive problems or the frequency of discussions about cognitive status during primary care visits. To investigate this question, older patients and accompanying individuals were interviewed separately following the first visit with a primary care physician in an outpatient geriatric medical practice. Patients indicated… CONTINUE READING

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