(By JoNel Aleccia for Kaiser Health News)
When Donald Trump aced a cognitive test in January, scores of people tried to take it, too, based mostly on media reports that invited them to match wits with the president.
Casual users puzzled over line drawings of animals, while others wondered what it meant if they were bad at subtracting by sevens.
That was a mistake, according to the scientist who created the Montreal Cognitive Assessment, or MoCA, a popular screening tool designed to spotlight potential problems with thinking and memory. The MoCA was never meant for general use and it requires a health professional to monitor the test and interpret the results. Continue reading article here…
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