Which assessment tools for detecting mild cognitive impairment (MCI) are recommended by the Alzheimer’s Association?

Updated: Apr 22, 2019
  • Author: Sonal Mehta, MD; Chief Editor: Jasvinder Chawla, MD, MBA  more...
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The following 3 cognitive assessment tools are recommended for routine use by primary care physicians [48, 49] :

  • General Practitioner Assessment of Cognition (GPCOG)

  • Mini-Cog

  • Memory Impairment Screen (MIS)

Additionally, the Alzheimer’s Association recommends the following 3 cognitive assessment tools for use with the patient's spouse, family, or friends [48, 49] :

  • Informant General Practitioner Assessment of Cognition (informant GPCOG)

  • AD 8-Question Screen (AD8)

  • Short Informant Questionnaire on Cognitive Decline in the Elderly (short IQCODE)


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