How to Use Digital Cognitive Testing Tools to Aid in the Diagnosis of Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI) and Dementia


Kathleen Rogers, MD
Chief of Service, Geriatric Medicine, Cleveland Clinic Akron General. Stow, OH
Kathleen Rogers, MD

Dr. Rogers serves as the Chair of Geriatrics at the Cleveland Clinic, Akron General. She completed her MD at Case Western Reserve University, residency at St. Vincent’s Hospital Center, and fellowship at The MetroHealth System in Cleveland, Ohio. Dr. Rogers is board certified in internal medicine and geriatric medicine and serves as teaching faculty for NEOMED, Case Western Reserve University, St. Vincent Charity Hospital Internal Medicine Residency Program, and Cleveland Clinic Akron General Internal Medicine Residency Program.

Statement of Need

Mild cognitive impairment (MCI) is a condition in which individuals demonstrate focal or multifocal impairment with minimal impairment of instrumental activities of daily living (IADL) that does not cross the threshold for dementia diagnosis. It can be the first cognitive expression Alzheimer’s disease (AD) or secondary to other disease processes that can cause cognitive deficits. Early diagnosis and intervention can help reduce the burden of AD; however, there are many challenges in diagnosing MCI, including difficulty differentiating it from normal aging, comorbidities offering “alternative diagnoses,”, fear, ageism, and lack of awareness by the patient/family.

This CME Outfitters podcast focuses on integrating cognitive testing into annual wellness visits for adults in order to identify cognitive impairment early to initiate referral to a specialist, and on integrating digital cognitive assessments into clinical workflow and remotely to differentiate normal aging from preclinical cognitive decline.

Learning Objectives

At the end of this CME/CE activity, participants should be able to integrate digital cognitive testing tools into clinical workflow to aid in the diagnosis of MCI and dementia.

Financial Support

Supported by an educational grant from BrainCheck.

Target Audience

Primary care physicians, neurologists, psychiatrists, and nurse practitioners.

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How to Use Digital Cognitive Testing Tools to Aid in the Diagnosis of Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI) and Dementia
Event Date: 06/14/2021