Articles of Interest
Did you know that almost 75% of dementia cases go undiagnosed until the later stages of the disease? Earlier testing may lead to earlier treatment for many patients, according to this article from Reuters: Dementia & Diagnosis
Informant questionnaires provide a reliable source of information about changes in your patient’s cognitive abilities. Here are several that I use routinely in my practice:
The Montreal Cognitive Assessment test is thought by many clinicians to be a superior screening tool than the Mini Mental Status Exam. You can find it in many different languages here: MOCA. There are also detailed instructions about how to administer, score and interpret this test.