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Cognitive Assessment in the Elderly


Cognitive Assessment in the Elderly

University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Mary Ellen Quiceno, MD, Belinda Vicioso, MD
Donald W. Reynolds Foundation
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This module demonstrates how to administer the Montreal Cognitive Assessment Test (MoCA).  The MoCA was created to screen patients who present with mild cognitive complaints and who usually perform in the normal range on the Mini-Mental State Examination or MMSE.

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After reviewing the module, learners should be able:

  • to know when to utilize the MoCA to screen a patient.
  • to know how to perform and score the MoCA.
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Author:  Mary Ellen Quiceno, MD

Geriatrician:  Belinda Vicioso, MD

Medical Illustrator: Lindsay Oksenberg, MA

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Estimated time to complete: 
30 minutes
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No, I (we) have nothing to disclose.
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