Sibley’s article on screening for cognitive decline published in Clinical Advisor

Clinical Advisor, a website for nurse practitioners and physician assistants, recently published an article by Sean Sibley, a lecturer of nursing at the University of Maine and a nurse practitioner at Northern Light Cutler Health Center.

“Screening for Cognitive Decline in Primary Care” outlines why primary care providers should screen for cognitive decline, how they should screen, and barriers they may experience.

Primary care providers often do not screen for cognitive decline for several reasons, which limits early intervention and cognitive health protection. Screening and early intervention are crucial so older adults can live fulfilling and independent lives. Sibley’s article provides evidence-based support targeted at primary care providers.

Co-authors of the article are UMaine nursing professors Kelley Strout and Patricia Poirier.