TESTING FOR DEMENTIA: THE MONTREAL COGNITIVE ASSESSMENT (MOCA)

PEAK CARE shares: “If you suspect that your older adult could be showing signs of cognitive impairment and not just having moments of normal forgetfulness, the first step is to visit their primary doctor for a full check-up. If there aren’t any obvious causes of dementia-like symptoms, the doctor might use a test called the Mini Mental Status Exam (MMSE) to screen for possible cognitive issues. However, there’s a more sensitive, but less commonly used, screening test called the Montreal Cognitive Assessment (MoCA). We explain how the MoCA test works, when it’s used, and how it’s similar to and different from the Mini Mental Status Exam (MMSE).”

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