Full-text (pdf) | comprehensive health assessment of the elderly in primary care will become a more important element of general practice as population aging proceeds. Comprehensive geriatric assessment the geriatric assessment is a multidimensional, multidisciplinary diagnostic capabilities and limitations of elderly patients. Elderly 5 discuss assessment of the care for elderly patient basic head-to-toe assessment with geriatric focus hcp 25. For any patient older than age 65 without a known history of cognitive impairment or dementia, a history and cognitive assessment, such as the mini-cog , is essential.
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