Embracing the complexity: Older adults with cancer-related cognitive decline—A Young International Society of Geriatric Oncology position paper

Mackenzi Pergolotti, Nicolò Matteo Luca Battisti, Lynne Padgett, Alix G. Sleight, Maya Abdallah, Robin Newman, Kathleen Van Dyk, Kelley R. Covington, Grant R. Williams, Frederiek van den Bos, Yao Yao Pollock, Elizabeth A. Salerno, Allison Magnuson, Isabella F. Gattás-Vernaglia, Tim A. Ahles

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Abstract

Cancer-related cognitive decline (CRCD) may have particularly significant consequences for older adults, impacting their functional and physical abilities, level of independence, ability to make decisions, treatment adherence, overall quality of life, and ultimately survival. In honor of Dr. Hurria's work we explore and examine multiple types of screening, assessment and non-pharmacologic treatments for CRCD. We then suggest future research and clinical practice questions to holistically appreciate the complexity of older adults with cancer's experiences and fully integrate the team-based approach to best serve this population.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)237-243
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Geriatric Oncology
Volume11
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 2020

Keywords

  • Assessment
  • Cancer-related cognitive decline
  • Older adults
  • Rehabilitation

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