Assessment for cognitive impairment
If someone you love may be showing signs of cognitive impairment, it’s important to know there are assessments out there to help you seek treatment.
Cognitive impairment isn’t always easy to detect. Some changes in brain function may simply be part of aging, or may be a treatable condition like a vitamin deficiency.
CogniSense™ can help you discern the difference, as part of a comprehensive cognitive health evaluation.
What is CogniSense?
CogniSense is an iPad-based cognitive health assessment that doctors use to measure a patient’s memory and understanding of orientation, sequence, and time.
How CogniSense works
|Visit the doctor |
CogniSense is only available through a doctor. Before making a doctor’s appointment, call to ask if he or she has the app for CogniSense offered by Quest Diagnostics.
|Take the assessment |
The patient verbally answers a series of questions and manually completes activities on an iPad. For accuracy, the evaluation is administered by a healthcare professional.
|Review the results |
Once a completed assessment is reviewed by the doctor, the patient and doctor can discuss the results and the best options for next steps.
|Reassess in the future |
CogniSense produces a report that doctors can use to develop a personalized action plan and monitor cognitive changes over time.
The most well-known cognitive impairment*
The most well-known type of cognitive impairment is Alzheimer’s disease. The Alzheimer’s Association says that Alzheimer’s accounts for an estimated 60-80% of dementia cases. Here are 5 of the Alzheimer’s Association’s warning signs, compared to typical age-related changes:
|Signs of Alzheimer's||Typical age-related changes|
|Poor judgment and decision-making||Making a bad decision once a while|
|Inability to manage a budget||Missing a monthly payment|
|Losing track of the date or the season||Forgetting which day it is and |
remembering it later
|Difficulty having a conversation||Sometimes forgetting which word to use|
|Misplacing things and being unable to retrace steps to find them||Losing things from time to time|
To know sooner if you or your loved one may have cognitive impairment, talk to your doctor about CogniSense by Quest Diagnostics.
*Alzheimer's is one example of a cognitive disease and is cited for illustration purposes only. Cognisense is a general cognition screening test and is not specific for Alzheimer's disease.