Screening Tests for Cognitive Decline
The Carlat Psychiatry Report, Volume 17, Number 4, April 2019
Screening tests can also help distinguish normal aging from a Neurocognitive Disorder. The popular Mini Mental Status Exam is being replaced by more sensitive tests like the Montreal Cognitive Assessment (MOCA) and the Saint Louis University Mental Status Examination (SLUMS). Both of these can be completed in 10 minutes and are normed for Mild and Major Neurocognitive Disorders. An abbreviated form of the SLUMS, the Rapid Cognitive Screen, can be administered in 5 minutes.