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Cognitive tests to detect dementia: a systemic review and meta-analysis

This paper reviews the most commonly used screening and provides information on the sensitivity and specificity of these tests for detection of dementia.

 

Specific papers relating to key screening tests

Mini mental state exam (MMSE)

This paper written in 1974 summarises a commonly used method of assessing cognitive testing: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/0022395675900266?via%3Dihub

Montreal Cognitive Assessment (MoCA)

This paper describe the MoCA which is a screening test for mild cognitive impairment: https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/j.1532-5415.2005.53221.x

Addenbrooke’s Cognitive Examination III (ACE-III)

This screening test was validated for screening for Alzheimer's disease and Frontotemporal dementia in this paper: https://www.karger.com/Article/FullText/351671