How do we check for cognitive functions?

How do we check for cognitive functions?

This video talks about how to check cognitive functions by Dr. K K Aggarwal, Padma Shri Awardee, Editor-in-chief IJCP Publications. He explains that 5 things need to be checked: Immediate memory: While talking suddenly divert the topic and ask him what they were talking about. Calculation: Ask him reverse calculations. A person with cognitive impairment won’t be able to do the calculations. Language: Let the patient read or write something. He might not read or write correctly in case of cognitive impairment. Reasoning: Ask simple questions to check whether he can reason out or not or ask about relations, etc. Disorientation: The patient with cognitive impairment will not know the directions of the familiar places. Dr. Aggarwal will explain these 5 points of cognitive impairment in patients and how to diagnose it.

Dr. KK Aggarwal

Recipient of Padma Shri, Vishwa Hindi Samman, National Science Communication Award and Dr B C Roy National Award, Dr Aggarwal is a physician, cardiologist, spiritual writer and motivational speaker. He was the Past President of the Indian Medical Association and President of Heart Care Foundation of India. He was also the Editor in Chief of the IJCP Group, Medtalks and eMediNexus

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