Cognitive test

Domain : Diagnosis

Category : My daily life

Simplified definition

A test that evaluates our mental skills, our ability to think, communicate, remember, or orientate ourselves.

Source: Houria Aiouaz, for Alzheimer Foundation

Referenced definition

“A test that measures a person’s intellectual capacity, or intelligence, for various […] skills.”

Source: WorkPlaceTesting.com. Cognitive Ability Test. [Internet]. [cited on Sept 7, 2022]. 

Context

“Remember, no cognitive test can diagnose Alzheimer’s disease, dementia, [sic] or any other specific condition. However, the tests can be a helpful screening tool for mild cognitive impairment.”

Source: Cleveland Clinic. Cognitive test. [Internet]. [cited on Sept 7, 2022].

Note

  • Cognitive tests do not show the exact cause of impairment, but help direct us to specific examinations such as imaging examinations.
  • One of the most common cognitive tests is the MMSE.

Synonym(s)

Neurocognitive testing

Cognitive test : RELATED DEFINITIONS

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