The geriatric assessment is a multidimensional multidisciplinary assessment designed to evaluate an older persons functional ability physical health cognition and mental health and . The examination of an elderly patient often requires special techniques and attention to the patients comfort and ease this paper outlines a reasonable approach to each phase of the interview and discusses the particular medical problems of this age group older people are often slow to bring . Evaluating the elderly patient the case for assessment technology national institutes of health nih technology assessment conference summary june 29 30 1983 this statement is more than five years old and is provided solely for historical purposes. Note citations are based on reference standards however formatting rules can vary widely between applications and fields of interest or study the specific requirements or preferences of your reviewing publisher classroom teacher institution or organization should be applied. As a primary care practice you and your staff are often the first to address a patients complaints or a familys concerns about memory loss or possible dementia 12 this quick guide provides information about assessing cognitive impairment in older adults with this information you can
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