In the elderly patients ([greater than or equal to] 60 years) addressed in the study, we initially applied the Mini-Cog
(Mental Status Assessment of Older Adults), a cognition level screening test, as a form of screening, minimizing confounders due to the increase in the prevalence of dementia-related conditions among the patients of this age group (17), which would compromise study's data.
They had 211 patients aged 65 or older, none with known dementia, take the Mini-Cog
screening test prior to their surgery.
Basic Assessment Doctors use one of three simple assessment tools to evaluate cognition at the annual wellness check: the General Practitioner Assessment of Cognition (GPCOG), the Memory Impairment Screen (MIS), and the Mini-Cog
. "All take five minutes or less," says Dr.
is another, during which a person is asked to complete two tasks: 1) To remember and then later repeat the names of three common objects, and 2) to draw a clock face showing all 12 numbers in their correct places and with clock hands showing a time specified by the examiner.
The performance of the Mini-Cog
in a sample of low educational level elderly.
Physicians should consider incorporating assessments of functional status, such as the Mini-Cog
or the Get Up and Go Test when deciding which of the checkpoint antibodies is appropriate for any individual patients," she said, adding that, as the population ages, more data in the elderly population will be needed.
is a very simple and brief cognitive test that comprises a three-item verbal memory task and a simplified evaluation of the Clock Drawing Test (CDT).
The Mini-Cognitive (Mini-Cog
) instrument combines the clock drawing test with the three-word recall (Borson, Scanlan, Brash, Vitaliano, & Dokmak, 2000).
consists of the following three parts:
The WV Alzheimer's Outreach and Registry Program (AORP) recommends that PCPs use the "Mini-Cog
" screening tool.
Each participant also completed the Mini-Cog
instrument as a control.
It accurately classified 96 percent of the cognitively impaired individuals, compared to controls, while the Mini-Mental Status Examination accurately classified 71 percent and the Mini-Cog
, 69 percent.