This set of resources, comprised of a clinical algorithm and a set of Critically Appraised Topics (CATs), provides clinicians with an approach to routine cognitive assessment based on the best current evidence, clinical expertise and an understanding of the individual’s values and perspective.
- Access to multi-disciplinary teams
- Anticipatory / advanced care
- Care strategies
- Information from diagnosis
- Mental health
- Patient involvement
- Service improvement
- Social care
- Treatments and medication
- All professions
- End of life
Clinical algorithm: Assessment of mild cognitive impairment
This is a single-page, quick-reference algorithm to help clinicians assess mild cognitive impairment in a person with Parkinson’s. Derived by multidisciplinary consensus and to address gaps in current clinical guidelines, it is designed to be printed and kept conveniently to hand in the consultation room. The evidence underpinning the algorithm is presented as an accompanying series of Critically Appraised Topics (CATs).
The algorithm is not designed to be applied rigidly, but to be used as an optional starting point for decision making around this complex element of care. Individual clinicians and people affected by Parkinson’s may need to tailor their approach depending on their particular experience and values.