MoCA offers certification on cognitive assessment for early Alzheimer’s detection

Online training and certification is available for the 30-question Montreal Cognitive Assessment (MoCA) used to detect the earliest stages of Alzheimer’s and other cognitive disorders.

“Our goal has always been to offer the most advanced screening tools for the earliest detection of cognitive disorders,” MoCA test inventor and neurologist Dr. Ziad Nasreddine said in a news release. “Research has shown additional training to be helpful in reducing common administration errors and improving standardization, which limits risks for clinicians and patients, and improves quality of care.”

The test, which usually takes about 10 minutes to complete, is available in paper and digital formats and is widely used in clinical, research, and senior care settings across the globe. MoCA said more than 500 peer-reviewed studies have shown its test to be more sensitive and accurate than other commonly used assessments, including the Mini-Mental Stat…

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