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Recognizing cognitive impairment key to keeping older adults at home
Date:4/2/2009

INDIANAPOLIS Doctors, nurses and others who provide health care to older adults are often so focused on acute medical problems that they may miss symptoms of cognitive impairment. A unique educational summit to be held in April and May in Indianapolis focuses on the problem and will enhance the skills of these health-care providers in recognizing and managing cognitive impairment. The goal is to enable older adults to remain in their homes.

According to Malaz Boustani, M.D., associate professor of medicine at the Indiana University School of Medicine and a Regenstrief Institute research scientist, more than half of Americans with cognitive impairment are not recognized as having the conditions when they go to a hospital and more than three-quarters are not recognized as having cognitive impairment by their primary care physicians. The result is that less than 10 percent receive medications appropriate to their level of cognitive impairment and approximately one-quarter receive medications which are inappropriate.

"Medical professionals who care for older adults are faced with the problems of the real world providing the best care to patients with multiple acute and chronic diseases under time constraints and reimbursement pressures. We hope with this summit to provide these committed individuals with tools that will help them to identify the red flags of cognitive impairment to recognize delirium as an urgent medical syndrome, to reduce exposure to inappropriate medications, and to enable them to employ non-pharmacological methods to manage the special needs of both the patient and his family caregiver," said Dr. Boustani.

Dr. Boustani, who is a center scientist with the IU Center for Aging Research, is also the research director for the Indianapolis Discovery Network for Dementia. IDND, fostered by the research of the Regenstrief Institute, is an expanding group of researchers, clinicians, caregivers and community advocates who
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Contact: Cindy Fox Aisen
caisen@iupui.edu
317-274-7722
Indiana University
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