Screening tests for neurocognitive disorders - MoCA et FOLSTEIN
SCREENING TESTS FOR NEUROCOGNITIVE DISORDERS - MoCA and FOLSTEIN
The objective of these two tests is to detect neurocognitive disorders and they make it possible to validate the presence of TNC (neurocognitive disorders). The diagnosis cannot be made solely from the results of these screening tests.
The purpose of these tests is to detect early signs and symptoms that are precursors to TNC.
Tests can be done in front of:
- Cognitive complaints of the person or those of his relatives,
- A clientele at risk with alarm signals,
According to INESSS, these two screening tests, i.e. the Folstein or the MoCA, should be given priority in the evaluation of TNCs.
The two screening tests used by SPCV nurses that can be done at home from the comfort of your own home are:
- Folstein or MEEM or MMSE,
- MoCA (Montréal Cognitif Assessment)
The SPCV team conducts either examination, at the request of the doctor and according to the medical prescription.