Routing Cognitive Assessments in Massachusetts

March 12, 2019

Annual wellness visits are supposed to include cognitive assessments, but only 16% of elders are asked about problems with memory or thinking. As a result, nearly ½ of Americans with Alzheimer’s have…

Alzheimer’s is the most expensive disease in the U.S.

July 6, 2018

In 1 hour, Alzheimer’s costs $21 million to taxpayers. In 2018, Alzheimer’s will cost $277 billion in Medicare and Medicaid payments. Ask Congress to invest in Alzheimer’s research through the Alzheimer’s Association. For more information,…

New Cognitive Assessment Code Promotes Planning, Generates Revenue

July 6, 2018

Author:  Lisa Eramo, MA Many internists don’t perform a thorough cognitive evaluation. However, it would be worthwhile to delve more deeply into patients’ cognitive problems. Many internists don’t perform a thorough cognitive evaluation….

Greater Focus on Sex, Gender Differences in Alzheimer’s Needed

June 14, 2018

Author: Megan Brooks Mounting evidence suggests sex and gender differentially affect the risk, clinical presentation, and progression of Alzheimer’s disease. The Society for Women’s Health Research Interdisciplinary Network on Alzheimer’s Disease, comprising…

Effect of Dialysis on Cerebral Blood Flow and Cognition

June 13, 2018

Cognitive impairment is common in patients with end-stage renal disease treated with hemodialysis. A new important study published in the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology sheds new light on potential…


It’s an excellent tool in cognitive assessment! I use the results to reassure patients, to prompt further testing, and to follow patients longitudinally.

Dr. L. Algase, Partners in Internal Medicine


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