Cognitive Assessments

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Do you need to assess your patient's cognition? Below are links to some cognitive assessments that you could use.

The ACE III is a comprehensive cognitive assessment (scored out of 100) used by Psychiatrists as part of the diagnosis for Dementia. 

The MoCA is a shorter screening tool (scored out of 30) that may be more appropriate for an initial assessment of cognition in the ward or community setting. There is an online training module now in place to maintain the validity of the MoCA. This allows you to access and use the assessment. You can access the training here.

The 4AT is a very quick screening tool used specifically for detecting Delirium.

Last reviewed: 21/02/2024

Next review date: 21/08/2024

Author(s): Medical Education Fellow, NHS Lothian.

Author email(s): mypsych@ggc.scot.nhs.uk.

Reviewer name(s): Medical Education Fellow, NHS Lothian.