This revised and updated second edition provides a practical and structured overview of some of the most commonly used and easily available cognitive screening instruments applicable in the outpatient clinic and bedside setting. It now includes additional chapters on AD8 and also methodological aspects of systematic cognitive screening instrument assessment from the Cochrane Dementia and Cognitive Improvement Group.
Expert authors from around the world equip the reader with clear instructions on the usage of each screening instrument, its strengths and weaknesses, and the time required for administration. Rules on scoring are also provided, such as how to correct for variations in the patient’s age or education, and suggested cut-off scores.
Cognitive Screening Instruments: A Practical Approach, Second Edition is aimed at both clinicians and professionals in disciplines allied to medicine who are called upon to assess patients with possible cognitive disorders, including neurologists, old age psychiatrists, neuropsychologists, primary care physicians, dementia support workers, and members of memory assessment teams.
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About the Author
AJ Larner is a consultant neurologist at the Walton Centre for Neurology and Neurosurgery, Liverpool, UK.
Table of Contents
Introduction to cognitive screening instruments: rationale, desiderata, and assessment of utility.- The Mini-Mental State Examination (MMSE): an update on its diagnostic validity for cognitive disorders.- MMSE variants and subscores.- Addenbrooke’s Cognitive Examination (ACE) and its Revision (ACE-R).- Clock Drawing Test.- Montreal Cognitive Assessment (MoCA): concept and clinical review.- DemTect.- The IQCODE: using informant reports to assess cognitive change in the clinic and in older individuals living in the community.- TYM (Test Your Memory) Testing.- The General Practitioner Assessment of Cognition (GPCOG).- 6-CIT: Six-item Cognitive Impairment Test.- Conclusion: place of cognitive screening instruments: test characteristics and suspected diagnosis.