2021 Press Releases

In Letters to Biden and Congress, AGS Underscores Critical Nature of Programs and Policies Supporting Older Adults and their Caregivers

In recent letters to @JoeBiden & Congress, @AmerGeriatrics emphasizes the importance of preparing for future public health emergencies, building & maintaining a healthcare workforce equipped to care for us all as we age, and more at the federal level: http://ow.ly/82wV50DCUcK

AGS Launches Mobile Version of its New Cognitive Screening Toolkit

.@AmerGeriatrics' new cognitive screening toolkit, providing info about and links to free, open-access tests, is now available on the iGeriatrics app! Check out the desktop version here: http://bit.ly/3p3wf1M #geriatrics

New York (Jan. 19, 2021) —The American Geriatrics Society (AGS) launched its new AGS Cognitive Screening Toolkit on the iGeriatrics app today, introducing an easy-to-access resource that can help clinicians select the appropriate free, open-access cognitive screening test among those identified by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) for use with primary care patients.

Users can browse each of the 10 free cognitive screening tests or narrow their choices using filters based on how the test is administered: whether it evaluates a patient's executive function and/or short-term memory; whether it is simple or challenging to score; and whether it takes less or more than 10 minutes to complete.