THE COLORADO COGNITIVE ASSESSMENT (CoCA): DEVELOPMENT OF A SCREENING TOOL THAT PROVIDES PROCESS INFORMATION AND IS SCORED USING MODERN PSYCHOMETRICS
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Early and accurate diagnosis of dementia is imperative for patients’ overall wellbeing and improved quality of life. Current cognitive screening tools lack sufficient diagnostic accuracy to consistently diagnose mild and uncommon presentations of dementia. Additionally, most current screening instruments are not designed to assist with differential diagnosis and consist of tasks that are influenced by sociodemographic factors. Thus, the purpose of the present study was to develop and preliminarily validate a cognitive screening instrument that can facilitate early and accurate diagnosis of mild ...