The Institute of Medicine (IOM) in April released a report on cognitive aging that includes an action guide for clinicians caring for elderly patients; a summary of core competencies for health care professionals who treat older adults; and a list of assessment, practice guideline, and patient education resources (http://bit.ly/1A6Q78R).
Cognitive aging consists of normal and gradual changes that occur in the brain as a person ages that can affect memory, processing speed, problem solving, learning, and decision making.
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