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About 16% of the approximately 5.6 million adults aged 65 and older say they receive regular "brief cognitive assessments" for memory or thinking issues during routine health checkups. This is compared to those who say they receive regular assessments for blood pressure (91%), cholesterol (83%), vaccinations (80%), hearing or vision (73%), diabetes (66%), and cancer (61%). Moreover, just 28% have ever been assessed for cognitive problems. A brief cognitive assessment is a short evaluation for cognitive impairment performed by a health care provider that can take several forms, including asking an individual about cognitive concerns, directly observing an individual . . .
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