Cognitive Impairment: What Difference Does it Make?
Henry Ford Hospital
Cognitive impairment is common among patients with chronic disease/end stage organ failure. Cognitive impairments can impact compliance and engagement with care. Screening for cognitive impairments can help identify patients who are at risk. Once identified, a team can use targeted interventions to mitigate risk. Such interventions will be discussed and explored.
- Understand the impact of chronic disease on cognitive functioning
- Understand how to incorporate use of cognitive screeners in the medical setting
- Learn strategies to help patients improve compliance