How to take a history of memory problems

A good collateral history of cognitive decline is a crucial part of assessing cognition and you may even be able to make a diagnosis with this information. Here’s what to cover… Remember to think about previous level of executive function so ask about occupation and educational attainment. Remember also that some people may never haveContinue reading “How to take a history of memory problems”


How to take a Collateral History

Many of you may have been tasked with the request to “take a collateral.” What does this mean? The heart of acute geriatrics is about gaps in function, and sometimes the patient isn’t able to tell us so we need to find out from somewhere else. What is your patient like normally? How are theyContinue reading “How to take a Collateral History”