Cognitive Screening Tools Can Assess Patients
As pharmacists take on a larger role in patient care, they may consider using various cognitive screening tools to assess their clients’ cognitive function, according to researchers.
Brief cognitive screening instruments are commonly used in primary care settings. Pharmacists also can use these tools to assess clients, often who they have known for many years.
The screening tools may assess similar elements, including orientation to time and place, registration of words, calculation, attention, concentration, recall of words, language, and visual construction.