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The Mini-Cog compares well with longer screening tests for detecting dementia in older people

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Q Does the Mini-Cog, a rapid cognitive screening test, accurately detect dementia in older people?


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Prospective cohort study.

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23 rural communities, Pennsylvania, USA; recruitment initiated early 1990s.

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A subset of 1119 elderly people (mean age 73 years) randomly drawn from an age stratified random sample of 17 000 people from the Monongahela Valley Independent Elders Survey (MoVIES). Participants were aged >65 years, had a minimum of 6 years of formal education, and were living in the community.

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The Mini-Cog is a rapid screening test comprising two cognitive tasks: a …

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