Cognitive Assessment - Dementia
The Blessed Orientation-Memory-Concentration
Saint Louis University mental status
Tariq SH, Tumosa N, Chibnall JT, Perry MH 3rd, Morley JE.
(2006). Comparison of the Saint Louis University mental status
examination and the mini-mental state examination for detecting
dementia and mild neurocognitive disorder--a pilot study. Am J Geriatr
Mental State Exam (MMSE) is not in the public domain
Scoring: 25-30=Normal, 21-24=Mild
Cognitive Impairment (MCI), 16-20=Moderate, <16=Severe
Montreal Cognitive Assessment
Global Deterioration Scale
(assessed by healthcare provider)
Pain Assessment in the presence of dementia
Thermometer - self reporting scale
... may be effecive for patients with
dementia: no words or numbers
Assessment in Advance Dementia (PAINAD) (assessed
by healthcare provider)
Horgas (2008). Pain Assessment in People with
Horgas A., Miller L. (2008). AJN
2-Question Depression Screen
- "During the past month have you
often been bothered by feeling little interest or pleasure in doing
the past month have you often been bothered by feeling down,
depressed, or hopeless?"
positive resonse to both questions has a specificity of 57%
Whooley MA, Avins
AL, Miranda J, Browner WS. (1997). Case-finding instruments
for depression. Two questions are as good as many. J Gen Intern
Geriatric Depression Scale
- 0-9: Normal
- 10-19: Mild Depression
- 20-30: Severe Depression
Groningen Meander Walking Test: A Dynamic
Walking Test for Older Adults With Dementia.
van der Woude LHV, Boersma F, Scherder EJA, van Heuvelen MJG. (2014).
The Groningen Meander Walking Test: A Dynamic Walking Test for Older
Adults With Dementia. PHYS THER. 94(2):262-272.