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Functional and Cognitive Assessment of the Geriatric Patient

Functional and Cognitive Assessment of the Geriatric Patient

Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine
Peter Boling, MD
Donald W. Reynolds Foundation
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This product is a slide show presentation and audio recording of Dr. Boling's lecture. In the presentation, Dr. Boling defines functional and cognitive assessment and explains its importance. He explains how to perform the assessment tests and there are videos for visual demonstration.

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Upon completion of this module, learners should: - Know what functional assessment is. - Know why we do it. - Learn basic skills for assessing physical and cognitive function.

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To play this presentation, you must have Flash Player 8 or higher and an internet connection.

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Suggested Citation:
Peter Boling. Functional and Cognitive Assessment of the Geriatric Patient. POGOe - Portal of Geriatrics Online Education; 2009 Available from: