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Mild Cognitive Impairment Using the Montreal Cognitive Assessment Instrument Research Paper


Geriatric Assessment

The Montreal Cognitive Assessment (MoCA) tool was recently developed as a screening tool for mild cognitive impairment (MCI) (Doerflinger, 2012). Until its introduction, gerontologists and neurologists relied on neuropsychological testing and standardized instruments to diagnose and evaluate a patient's cognitive state. This process was time-consuming, expensive, and left clinicians without a good, quick, and easy that could be used in the primary or urgent care setting. In addition, the Mini-Mental State Examination (MMSE), the gold standard screening tool for cognitive impairment, appears to be comparatively insensitive to the subtle cognitive changes that define MCI. For these reasons, the MoCA instrument was developed for clinical use.

MoCA is one page in length, can be completed in 10…. [read more]

Depression and Dementia Alzheimer S In the Elderly Term Paper

… ¶ … health issues present themselves during the elder years of any patient, there is a lot of attention paid to cognitive and mood issues in this age group. The disorders and maladies that are applicable when speaking of this subject include, among others, depression, dementia, mild cognitive impairment (MCI) and milder cases of Alzheimer's. Just as they could and should be handled and addressed for younger age groups, they should also be addressed for the elderly. This report shall endeavor to answer a series of questions relevant to the above including the demarcation between individual results and group trends, the ethics of diagnosing patients properly, the proper administration of tests, how to interpret the results of those tests and a few other important topics.…. [read more]

Hisory of Palliatve Care Palliative Ghost Writing

… Development of instrument that can be used in improvement of palliative care

There are legal standards that are being used in the United States to help sustain the lives of young children. Creation of machines to help in the program to sustain lives especially of those children suffering from long life diseases like cancer is the current project. This is an initiative taken by the pediatric palliative care department. The program will play a significant role in prolonging lives especially to those children with serious illness. Two instruments in the suggestion for use and reviews made to see the effectiveness. Parents and palliative care employees from various institutions gave opinions to act as a guideline on the effectiveness and progress. The instruments are essential in…. [read more]

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