What is it about?

Dementia is the fourth leading cause of death in people > 65 years old in western countries. This is a survey aimed to evaluate a multidisciplinary team approach of specialists of the Associazione Geriatri Extraospedalieri a favore di Anziani Svantaggiati and pharmacists to manage of cognitive decline in patients > 60 years.

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Why is it important?

We highlighted that a multidisciplinary collaboration between pharmacists and specialist medical doctors is essential in early identification of prodromal symptoms of cognitive impairment and AD. The Prompt detection of the condition in this group of patients allowed the specialists to recommend in-depth diagnostic tests and follow-up procedures to slow the course of the disease. This would give time to carry out adequate caregiver training.


Writing this article was a great pleasure as it has co-authors with whom I have had long standing collaborations.

Daria Putignano

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This page is a summary of: Early Detection Screening of Cognitive Decline in Patients Over 60 Years: ELDERCARE Study, Journal of Alzheimer s Disease, March 2024, IOS Press,
DOI: 10.3233/jad-231295.
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