Should older adults be screened for dementia?

J. Wesson Ashford, Soo Borson, Ruth O'Hara, Paul Dash, Lori Frank, Philippe Robert, William R. Shankle, Mary C. Tierney, Henry Brodaty, Frederick A. Schmitt, Helena C. Kraemer, Herman Buschke

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

49 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

The question of whether to screen for dementia and Alzheimer's disease (AD) has been discussed in many forums throughout the world. Generally, medical advisory groups and policy-making groups have recognized the importance of early diagnosis but have uniformly avoided making recommendations to screen at-risk populations. This presentation reflects the support for reconsidering the importance of screening individuals at risk or above a certain age. In this statement, the majority of the authors support the consideration of dementia risk factors in individuals at age 50, with routine yearly screening after 75. Other authors remain concerned that the benefits of treatments of early disease do not yet support a general screening recommendation. These statements are made to encourage progress toward the development of a consensus regarding the widespread institution of screening policy. Accordingly, members of the worldwide scientific community are invited to add their perspective by contributing short commentaries (1500 words) on this subject.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)76-85
Number of pages10
JournalAlzheimer's and Dementia
Volume2
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 2006

Fingerprint

Dementia
Policy Making
Early Diagnosis
Consensus
Alzheimer Disease

Keywords

  • Alzheimer's disease
  • Case-finding
  • Dementia
  • Diagnosis
  • Mild cognitive impairment
  • Screening

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Health Policy
  • Epidemiology
  • Geriatrics and Gerontology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health
  • Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience
  • Developmental Neuroscience
  • Clinical Neurology

Cite this

Ashford, J. W., Borson, S., O'Hara, R., Dash, P., Frank, L., Robert, P., ... Buschke, H. (2006). Should older adults be screened for dementia? Alzheimer's and Dementia, 2(2), 76-85. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jalz.2006.02.005

Should older adults be screened for dementia? / Ashford, J. Wesson; Borson, Soo; O'Hara, Ruth; Dash, Paul; Frank, Lori; Robert, Philippe; Shankle, William R.; Tierney, Mary C.; Brodaty, Henry; Schmitt, Frederick A.; Kraemer, Helena C.; Buschke, Herman.

In: Alzheimer's and Dementia, Vol. 2, No. 2, 04.2006, p. 76-85.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Ashford, JW, Borson, S, O'Hara, R, Dash, P, Frank, L, Robert, P, Shankle, WR, Tierney, MC, Brodaty, H, Schmitt, FA, Kraemer, HC & Buschke, H 2006, 'Should older adults be screened for dementia?', Alzheimer's and Dementia, vol. 2, no. 2, pp. 76-85. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jalz.2006.02.005
Ashford JW, Borson S, O'Hara R, Dash P, Frank L, Robert P et al. Should older adults be screened for dementia? Alzheimer's and Dementia. 2006 Apr;2(2):76-85. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jalz.2006.02.005
Ashford, J. Wesson ; Borson, Soo ; O'Hara, Ruth ; Dash, Paul ; Frank, Lori ; Robert, Philippe ; Shankle, William R. ; Tierney, Mary C. ; Brodaty, Henry ; Schmitt, Frederick A. ; Kraemer, Helena C. ; Buschke, Herman. / Should older adults be screened for dementia?. In: Alzheimer's and Dementia. 2006 ; Vol. 2, No. 2. pp. 76-85.
@article{74e394a84d2d4d0589014a3e19c3017f,
title = "Should older adults be screened for dementia?",
abstract = "The question of whether to screen for dementia and Alzheimer's disease (AD) has been discussed in many forums throughout the world. Generally, medical advisory groups and policy-making groups have recognized the importance of early diagnosis but have uniformly avoided making recommendations to screen at-risk populations. This presentation reflects the support for reconsidering the importance of screening individuals at risk or above a certain age. In this statement, the majority of the authors support the consideration of dementia risk factors in individuals at age 50, with routine yearly screening after 75. Other authors remain concerned that the benefits of treatments of early disease do not yet support a general screening recommendation. These statements are made to encourage progress toward the development of a consensus regarding the widespread institution of screening policy. Accordingly, members of the worldwide scientific community are invited to add their perspective by contributing short commentaries (1500 words) on this subject.",
keywords = "Alzheimer's disease, Case-finding, Dementia, Diagnosis, Mild cognitive impairment, Screening",
author = "Ashford, {J. Wesson} and Soo Borson and Ruth O'Hara and Paul Dash and Lori Frank and Philippe Robert and Shankle, {William R.} and Tierney, {Mary C.} and Henry Brodaty and Schmitt, {Frederick A.} and Kraemer, {Helena C.} and Herman Buschke",
year = "2006",
month = "4",
doi = "10.1016/j.jalz.2006.02.005",
language = "English (US)",
volume = "2",
pages = "76--85",
journal = "Alzheimer's and Dementia",
issn = "1552-5260",
publisher = "Elsevier Inc.",
number = "2",

}

TY - JOUR

T1 - Should older adults be screened for dementia?

AU - Ashford, J. Wesson

AU - Borson, Soo

AU - O'Hara, Ruth

AU - Dash, Paul

AU - Frank, Lori

AU - Robert, Philippe

AU - Shankle, William R.

AU - Tierney, Mary C.

AU - Brodaty, Henry

AU - Schmitt, Frederick A.

AU - Kraemer, Helena C.

AU - Buschke, Herman

PY - 2006/4

Y1 - 2006/4

N2 - The question of whether to screen for dementia and Alzheimer's disease (AD) has been discussed in many forums throughout the world. Generally, medical advisory groups and policy-making groups have recognized the importance of early diagnosis but have uniformly avoided making recommendations to screen at-risk populations. This presentation reflects the support for reconsidering the importance of screening individuals at risk or above a certain age. In this statement, the majority of the authors support the consideration of dementia risk factors in individuals at age 50, with routine yearly screening after 75. Other authors remain concerned that the benefits of treatments of early disease do not yet support a general screening recommendation. These statements are made to encourage progress toward the development of a consensus regarding the widespread institution of screening policy. Accordingly, members of the worldwide scientific community are invited to add their perspective by contributing short commentaries (1500 words) on this subject.

AB - The question of whether to screen for dementia and Alzheimer's disease (AD) has been discussed in many forums throughout the world. Generally, medical advisory groups and policy-making groups have recognized the importance of early diagnosis but have uniformly avoided making recommendations to screen at-risk populations. This presentation reflects the support for reconsidering the importance of screening individuals at risk or above a certain age. In this statement, the majority of the authors support the consideration of dementia risk factors in individuals at age 50, with routine yearly screening after 75. Other authors remain concerned that the benefits of treatments of early disease do not yet support a general screening recommendation. These statements are made to encourage progress toward the development of a consensus regarding the widespread institution of screening policy. Accordingly, members of the worldwide scientific community are invited to add their perspective by contributing short commentaries (1500 words) on this subject.

KW - Alzheimer's disease

KW - Case-finding

KW - Dementia

KW - Diagnosis

KW - Mild cognitive impairment

KW - Screening

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=33645757325&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=33645757325&partnerID=8YFLogxK

U2 - 10.1016/j.jalz.2006.02.005

DO - 10.1016/j.jalz.2006.02.005

M3 - Article

VL - 2

SP - 76

EP - 85

JO - Alzheimer's and Dementia

JF - Alzheimer's and Dementia

SN - 1552-5260

IS - 2

ER -