The Mini-Cog™ is a 3-minute instrument that can increase detection of cognitive impairment in older adults. It can be used effectively after brief training in both health care and community-based settings. It consists of two components, a 3-item recall test for memory and a simply scored clock drawing test. As a screening test, however, it does not substitute for a complete diagnostic workup. The Mini-Cog™ can be used to screen for cognitive impairment quickly and serves to identify patients who …
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