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Medicare covers routine dementia screening, but experts say evidence of its value is lacking
Washington Post

For the millions of seniors who worry that losing their keys may mean they’re losing their minds, the health law now requires Medicare to cover screening for cognitive impairment during an annual wellness visit.

But in a recent review of the scientific research, an influential group said there wasn’t enough evidence to recommend dementia screening on a routine basis for people older than 65.