Mini-Cog Dementia Score

The Mini-Cog tool is a quick screening tool with a sensitivity and specificity similar to the Mini Mental State examination.

It consists of a recall test of three words and a clock face drawing test.

Step 1 - Register three words

Say "Please remember these three words and then repeat them back to me when asked."

Then select one of the following sets of words and slowly read them out one at a time.

List A

Banana

Sunrise

Chair

List B

Daughter

Kitchen

Baby

List C

Village

Garden

Picture

List D

River

Heaven

Mountain

List E

Captain

Nation

Finger

List F

Leader

Season

Table

Then ask "please repeat the three words back to me."

If the subject fails to get all three words correctly, repeat the three words and ask them to repeat them back to you again. Give the subject up to three tries before moving on to the clock drawing test.

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