Cognitive Screening Instruments

A Practical Approach

  • A. J. Larner

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Introduction to Cognitive Screening Instruments

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Terence J. Quinn, Yemisi Takwoingi
      Pages 15-34
  3. Patient Performance-Related Tests

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 35-35
    2. Andrew J. Larner
      Pages 49-66
    3. Brian J. Mainland, Kenneth I. Shulman
      Pages 67-108
    4. Parunyou Julayanont, Ziad S. Nasreddine
      Pages 139-195
    5. Elke Kalbe, Josef Kessler
      Pages 197-208
    6. Jeremy M. Brown
      Pages 209-229
    7. Katrin M. Seeher, Henry Brodaty
      Pages 231-239
    8. Tim M. Gale, Andrew J. Larner
      Pages 241-253
    9. Rónán O’Caoimh, D. William Molloy
      Pages 255-272
  4. Informant-Related Scales

  5. Conclusion

  6. Terence J. Quinn, Yemisi Takwoingi
    Pages E1-E2
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 341-351

About this book


This revised and updated second edition provides a practical and structured overview of some of the most commonly used and easily available cognitive screening instruments applicable in the outpatient clinic and bedside setting. It now includes additional chapters on AD8 and also methodological aspects of systematic cognitive screening instrument assessment from the Cochrane Dementia and Cognitive Improvement Group.

Expert authors from around the world equip the reader with clear instructions on the usage of each screening instrument, its strengths and weaknesses, and the time required for administration. Rules on scoring are also provided, such as how to correct for variations in the patient’s age or education, and suggested cut-off scores.

Cognitive Screening Instruments: A Practical Approach, Second Edition is aimed at both clinicians and professionals in disciplines allied to medicine who are called upon to assess patients with possible cognitive disorders, including neurologists, old age psychiatrists, neuropsychologists, primary care physicians, dementia support workers, and members of memory assessment teams.


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Editors and affiliations

  • A. J. Larner
    • 1
  1. 1.Cognitive Function ClinicWalton Centre for Neurology and NeurosurgeryLiverpoolUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-44774-2
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-44775-9
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