Approach to early cognitive impairment in the office

Fadi Massoud, Canada

Centre Hospitalier Charles LeMoyne


At the conclusion of this session, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the general clinical approach to early cognitive impairment
  • List the practical tools and relevant investigations indicated for early cognitive impairment
  • Discuss the updated criteria of Mild Cognitive Impairment and how they differ from the criteria of Dementia
  • Determine the best management and treatment approach in a patient with Mild Cognitive Impairment and Dementia

Questions Submitted

  • Should a baseline ekg be done before starting a cholinesterase inhibitor? Is it safe to start a cholinesterase inhibitor in first degree AV block? QT prolongation? Any ongoing ekg monitoring recommended after starting cholinesterase inhibitor?

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