The Mini-Cog™ was created by Dr. Soo Borson at the University of Washington. Mini-Cog™ can be one component of a full assessment for dementia or Alzheimers. It is effective in detecting cognitive impairment in milder stages.
- Primary Care Physicians
- Mental clarity
- Graphical abilities
- Stimulus-Bound Response
- Conceptual abilities
- Spatial abilities
- Planning abilities
- Combined test scores indicate either a positive or a negative presence of dementia.
- Borson S, Scanlan JM, Chen PJ et al. Mini-Cog as a screen for dementia: Validation in a population-based sample. J Am Geriatr Soc 2003;51:1451-1454.
- Borson S, Scanlan JM, Wantanbe, J et al. Improving identification of cognitive impairment in primary care. Int J Geriatr Psychiatry 2006:21:349-355.