November 2019 By PsychDB.com

Cognitive Test MoCA
Indication The Montreal Cognitive Assessment Test (MoCA) is best used for detecting mild cognitive impairment. Use alternate versions if patient has already used Version 1 before.
Instructions MoCA
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Cognitive Test MMSE
Indication The Mini-Mental State Exam (MMSE) is less sensitive to executive dysfunction, it is more geared towards detecting memory, attention, construction, orientation, and language deficits.
Instructions MMSE
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Cognitive Test SMMSE
Indication The Standardized Mini-Mental State Examination (SMMSE) imposes strict guidelines for administration and scoring to improve the reliability of the original MMSE.
Instructions SMMSE
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Cognitive Test Mini-Cog
Indication The Mini-Cog is a 3-minute instrument that can increase detection of cognitive impairment in older adults.
Instructions Mini-Cog
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Cognitive Test FAB
Indication The Frontal Assessment Battery is a brief battery of six neuropsychological tasks that was specifically designed to assess frontal lobe function at bedside and to screen for frontotemporal dementia.
Instructions FAB
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Cognitive Test RUDAS
Indication The Rowland Universal Dementia Assessment Scale (RUDAS) is a short cognitive screening instrument designed to mini the effects of cultural learning and language diversity on the assessment of baseline cognitive performance. It is particularly useful for patients whose first language is not English.
Instructions RUDAS
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Cognitive Test Clock-Drawing Test
Indication The Clock-drawing Test evaluates general executive functioning of the frontal lobe, as well as visuospatial abilities. It lacks sensitivity for the diagnosis of early or mild dementia.
Instructions Clock Drawing
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Cognitive Test Stroop Test
Indication The Stroop Test App is a shorter method using a phone app to screen and diagnose patients with covert/minimal hepatic encephalopathy (CHE/MHE).
Instructions Stroop
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Cognitive Test Indication Instructions Download
MoCA The Montreal Cognitive Assessment Test (MoCA) is best used for detecting mild cognitive impairment. Use alternate versions if patient has already used Version 1 before. MoCA MoCA
MMSE The Mini-Mental State Exam (MMSE) is less sensitive to executive dysfunction, it is more geared towards detecting memory, attention, construction, orientation, and language deficits. MMSE MMSE
SMMSE The Standardized Mini-Mental State Examination (SMMSE) imposes strict guidelines for administration and scoring to improve the reliability of the original MMSE. SMMSE SMMSE
Mini-Cog The Mini-Cog is a 3-minute instrument that can increase detection of cognitive impairment in older adults. Mini-Cog MiniCog
FAB The Frontal Assessment Battery is a brief battery of six neuropsychological tasks that was specifically designed to assess frontal lobe function at bedside and to screen for frontotemporal dementia. FAB FAB
RUDAS The Rowland Universal Dementia Assessment Scale (RUDAS) is a short cognitive screening instrument designed to mini the effects of cultural learning and language diversity on the assessment of baseline cognitive performance. It is particularly useful for patients whose first language is not English. RUDAS RUDAS
Clock-Drawing Test The Clock-drawing Test evaluates general executive functioning of the frontal lobe, as well as visuospatial abilities. It lacks sensitivity for the diagnosis of early or mild dementia. Clock Drawing Clock Drawing
Stroop Test The Stroop Test App is a shorter method using a phone app to screen and diagnose patients with covert/minimal hepatic encephalopathy (CHE/MHE). Stroop iOS/Android

Cognitive Testing Tips

When doing cognitive testing, always think: this the patient giving significant effort during the testing? Is there an underlying primary psychiatric condition? Could there be a medication-induced cognitive deficit?

Neuroanatomy of Cognitive Domains

Frontal lobe
Function Executive function
Cognitive Tests • Digit span
• WORLD backwards
• Serial 7s
• Verbal (letter) fluency
• Modified Trails B
Temporal lobe
Function Memory
Cognitive Tests • Orientation
• Immediate Recall
• Delayed Recall
Mesial temporal lobe (R>L)
Function Facial Recognition
Cognitive Tests • Identification of celebrities and politicians
Left hemisphere
Function Language
Cognitive Tests • Reading and Comprehension
• Writing
• Naming
• Repetition
• Semantic fluency
Occipital and biparietal lobes
Function Visuospatial
Cognitive Tests • Cube copying (MoCA)
• Pentagon copy (MMSE)
Left parietal
Function Arithmetic
Cognitive Tests • Addition or subtraction (serial 7s)
Left parietal
Function Praxis
Cognitive Tests • Comb hair or brush teeth
Location Function Cognitive Tests
Frontal lobe Executive function • Digit span
• WORLD backwards
• Serial 7s
• Verbal (letter) fluency
• Modified Trails B
Temporal lobe Memory • Orientation
• Immediate Recall
• Delayed Recall
Mesial temporal lobe (R>L) Facial Recognition • Identification of celebrities and politicians
Left hemisphere Language • Reading and Comprehension
• Writing
• Naming
• Repetition
• Semantic fluency
Occipital and biparietal lobes Visuospatial • Cube copying (MoCA)
• Pentagon copy (MMSE)
Left parietal Arithmetic • Addition or subtraction (serial 7s)
Left parietal Praxis • Comb hair or brush teeth