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The Montreal Cognitive Assessment (MoCA): A Brief Screening Tool for Mild Cognitive Impairment

Author(s):Nasreddine, Z. S., Phillips, N. A., Bedirian, V., Charbonneau, S., Whitehead, V., Collin, I., Cummings, J. L., Chertkow, H.
Publisher:
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http://www.mocatest.org
Year:2005
Age Range:Adults
Administration Time:10 minutes
Language(s):English
Computerized Scoring:No
Description:The Montreal Cognitive Assessment (MoCA) was designed as a rapid screening instrument for mild cognitive dysfunction. It assesses different cognitive domains: attention and concentration, executive functions, memory, language, visuoconstructional skills, conceptual thinking, calculations, and orientation. It is currently used for detection of mild cognitive impairment in multiple conditions: MCI/Alzheimer's disease, vascular cognitive impairment, Parkinson's disease, HIV, fronto-temporal dementia, Huntington's disease, multiple sclerosis, heart failure, lung disease, REM sleep disorders, sleep apnea, substance abuse, visual impairment, brain tumors, Lupus, epilepsy. Test is normed in 10 languages, but offered in many more. Contact the publisher for languages.

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