Prince Mahidol Award Youth Program Conference 2020: Cognitive Assessment for Dementia From Detection to Care: Thailand and USA Experience

Meeting Organizer

Prince Mahidol Award Youth Program

Faculty of Medicine Siriraj Hospital, Mahidol University

The Dementia Association of Thailand

Thai Society of Gerontology and Geriatric Medicine

Department of Medical service, Ministry of Public Health

Contact Person : Pattarawalai Talungchit,

28 January 2020
13:30 - 16:30 hrs.
Venue : World Ballroom B, FL. 23

Open to All Participants


The number of dementia patients in Thailand has been estimated to be 600,000 people in 2015. However, approximately 90 - 95 percent of the patients are undiagnosed, which represents a large diagnosis gap. The diagnosis gap impedes early intervention and hinders policy making. To help close the diagnosis gap, mass screening could be introduced. However, screening with conventional cognitive testing tools is more demanding and less cost-effective than computerized cognitive testing tools.


This session will provide the sharing experiences from the 2 experts about: - Improving Diagnosis and Cognitive Assessment in the Elderly Population: USA experience - Applying a Cognitive Screening Test and Integrative Care for Dementia in Thailand and National Strategy for Dementia from a policy maker's view.