Identify the importance of cognitive assessment tools for evaluating clinical disorders in older adults
There are several tools used to assess cognitive function in the outpatient and inpatient setting. Identify an assessment tool used for cognitive function, for example tools used to evaluate dementia, depression, or delirium. Some examples of assessment tools used in your text book are the Mini-Mental State Exam-2 (MMSE-2), Confusion Assessment Method (CAM), Geriatric Depression Scale, and the NEECHAM Confusion Scale. Select an assessment tool used in the older adult population used to assess cognitive disorders. Chapter 29 in your text covers neurocognitive disorders and assessment tools used in older adults. Read the Grading Rubric for discussion post for criteria!!!
1. In this discussion identify the importance of cognitive assessment tools for evaluating clinical disorders in older adults (dementia, delirium, depression, Alzheimers).
2. Discuss the purpose and features of the tool and how the tool is used to assess a disorder of cognition in older patients.
3. Please address what disorders the tools are used to assess and the advantages of the intervention for nursing practice. Please use evidence-based literature to support your work and cite your sources (you can use your textbook as one of your references).
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