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Department of Medicine Grand Rounds

Cognition: The Geriatrics Perspective

Presenter Details
Profile Pic of Nimit Agarwal MD FACP AGSF
Nimit Agarwal, MD, FACP, AGSF
Director, Division of Geriatric Medicine; Program Director, Center for Healthy Aging
University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix; Banner – University Medical Center Phoenix

Dr. Agarwal is an associate clinical professor of medicine at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix. He is the inaugural director of the Division of Geriatric Medicine in the College of Medicine – Phoenix and Banner – University Medical Center Phoenix, and is the program director for the geriatric medicine fellowship.

Dr. Agarwal is a clinician, educator, researcher and innovator. Before joining Banner Health and the University of Arizona, he was leading a multispecialty group in New Mexico. When he began as a hospital medicine physician at Banner Health in 2014, he saw an immense need for geriatric inpatient services. As a result, he created a co-management program with his surgical and medicine partners in orthopedics, trauma, hospital medicine and acute rehabilitation care for providing age-friendly care to our seniors.

Additional Information

This Grand Rounds is part of the Advances in Aging Research Lecture Series.

Learning Objectives

The goal of this presentation is for learners to be able to describe the following:

  • Definition of cognition
  • Domains of cognition in relation to the older adult: dementia, delirium and depression
  • Instruments for identifying cognitive impairment and its management
  • Reasons for identifying and managing cognitive impairment: Why does it matter?
  • Cognition and mentation as part of the 4Ms of an "Age Friendly Health System"
CME Credit/Disclaimer

Accreditation Statement:

The University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Disclosure Statement(s):

All faculty, CME planning committee members, and the CME office reviewers have disclosed that they have no financial relationships with commercial interests that would constitute a conflict of interest concerning this CME activity.

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12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Monday, August 8, 2022 - 12:00pm




Lisa O'Neill
University of Arizona Health Sciences
Center on Aging
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