Cognition: The Geriatrics Perspective
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.
This Grand Rounds is part of the Advances in Aging Research Lecture Series.
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"
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