Brief neurocognitive screening assessments in dementia theme

Brief cognitive assessment and diagnostic pathways for dementia (Dr David Llewellyn & Dr Anna Adlam)

Dr Llewellyn joined the Scientific Advisory Board of the English Longitudinal Study of Ageing (ELSA) in 2013 and is collaborating with the team to improve the cognitive assessments in future waves of data collection. Ongoing projects also include a diagnostic accuracy study of brief cognitive assessments suitable for use in primary care, and a test development project investigating whether existing measures can be improved by using contemporary psychometric approaches. We are also interested in whether the potential harms of dementia screening can be minimized by using an adaptive targeted approach whilst improving dementia diagnosis rates by enhancing clinical decision making.