Which assessment is most effective in screening for mild cognitive impairment or dementia in patients with Parkinson disease (PD)?

Updated: Jan 24, 2019
  • Author: Robert A Hauser, MD, MBA; Chief Editor: Selim R Benbadis, MD  more...
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Hoops et al found that in Parkinson disease, the Montreal Cognitive Assessment (MoCA) is superior to the Mini-Mental State Examination (MMSE) for screening for mild cognitive impairment or dementia. [32] MoCA and MMSE demonstrated similar overall discriminant validity for detection of any cognitive disorder, but as a screening instrument, MoCA was better than MMSE (64% vs 54% correct diagnoses). [32]


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