Diagnosis, Innovation

Do Alzheimer’s Blood Tests Replace the Need for Cognitive Screening?

Excitement about the effectiveness and availability of blood biomarker testing for Alzheimer’s disease (AD) has created confusion around whether there’s still a need for other important tools, like cognitive screening. The answer is simple. Cognitive screening is integral to monitoring brain function and identifying impairment in older adults. (But even cognitive screening makers like Neurotrack […]

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featured, Innovation

Are You Complying with CMS Requirements? 6 Things to Consider

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) have taken significant steps to improve cognitive care for Medicare beneficiaries. In fact, detecting cognitive impairment is a required element of annual wellness visits (AWV). However, many healthcare providers struggle to implement effective and efficient cognitive screening strategies, resulting in missed opportunities for early detection and care.  […]

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Diagnosis, featured

3 Ways Your Cognitive Screening Workflow Is Working Against You

The challenge to diagnose and treat cognitive decline in our growing aging population is great. Alzheimer’s diagnosis in the US is predicted to soar (to 13.8 million in 2060, up from 6.2 million in 2021)—and so are nationwide shortages of specialists, including geriatricians and neurologists. This one-two punch puts pressure on primary care physicians (PCPs), […]

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Barriers, Burnout, and Bottlenecks: Common Problems in Cognitive Care

With almost 50 million people worldwide affected by dementia—and Alzheimer’s disease the likely cause in 60% to 80% of these cases—detection and care is at a critical juncture. Despite high prevalence of cognitive disease, significant barriers, healthcare provider burnout, and systemic bottlenecks all interfere with their identification and treatment.  By exploring common problems in cognitive […]

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