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Response to Soxfan58 (Original post)

Thu Jul 23, 2020, 09:22 AM

3. It's not unusual. Although in trump's case, it should have been done long ago, followed by treatment

"As of January 2011, physicians are required to include detection of cognitive impairment as part of their health risk assessment in the Medicare Annual Wellness Visit . . . . . .

"Why observation alone won’t work. Physicians often fail to identify cognitive impairment until it becomes quite severe. This failure to diagnose may be due to time constraints, a focus on other health measures, or the lack of appropriate and usable tools. . . . . ."

https://www.mdedge.com/familymedicine/article/64522/geriatrics/identifying-cognitive-impairment-during-annual-wellness#:~:text=As%20of%20January%202011%2C%20physicians,the%20Medicare%20Annual%20Wellness%20Visit.


Docs use various tests -- some just ask you to remember a few names, draw a clock, etc. Others use formal tests like trump took.

However, I don't think trump would have taken such a test if he knew what was going on. While some folks might brag about it as humor, trump honestly thinks he accomplished something by identifying an elephant, snake, etc., assuming he actually "passed" the test.

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