For the Earliest and Most Accurate Detection of Mild Cognitive Impairment
MoCA—also known as Montreal Cognitive Assessment or The MoCA Test—was validated as a highly sensitive tool for early detection of mild cognitive impairment (MCI) in 2000. MoCA has been subsequently adopted in clinical settings around the world and is widely used as a scale in academic and non-academic research. The sensitivity of MoCA for detecting MCI is 90%, compared to 18% for the MMSE.
MoCA accurately and quickly assesses:
Short term memory
Attention, concentration and working memory
Orientation to time and place