U.S. Medical Panel Thinks Twice about Pushing Cognitive Screening for Dementia

February 25, 2020

(Kaiser Health News) – A leading group of medical experts on Tuesday declined to endorse cognitive screening for older adults, fueling a debate that has simmered for years. The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force said it could neither recommend nor oppose cognitive screening, citing insufficient scientific evidence of the practice’s benefits and harms and calling for further studies.