As people age, it is common for them to perceive some subtle decline in memory function. Since many common medical conditions can cause memory decline, it is important for physicians to distinguish the difference between age-related and disease-related cognitive changes. The Healthy Brain Checklist and the MCI Screen™ provide an efficient path to care in this regard.
The Healthy Brain Checklist is a free, self-administering checklist, which patients can complete in less than a minute, in the physician's waiting room. It effectively identifies concerns that are consistent with normal aging (benign concerns), as well as concerns that are likely to be caused by an underlying medical condition (qualified concerns). Qualified concerns should be further evaluated with the MCI Screen.
The MCI Screen is a precise measure of memory function with 97% accuracy*. It compares a patient’s memory performance against their demographic peer group and accurately classifies function within published norms. It is simple to implement in clinical practice, and enables physicians to determine if a patient’s memory is within expected norms for their age and level of education. Using the MCI Screen to perform short, reimbursed assessments can greatly improve patient care, while building your practice.
*The MCI Screen does not diagnose particular medical conditions, but effectively classifies patients into a Normal/Below Normal range of memory function. In this way, it serves as a "traffic-cop" technology so that physician’s can confidently reassure patients who have noticed normal, age-related cognitive changes, while carefully selecting other patients who may benefit from further clinical evaluation.
If you are a patient who is concerned about your brain health, your physician can quickly and accurately assess your working memory and your short-term memory, with the MCI Screen. This will help you both understand if further evaluation is necessary.