Study compares tests' identification of subtle cognitive changes

10/17/2013 | MedPage Today (free registration)

An Eli Lilly & Co. study of people with cognitive impairment found the Montreal Cognitive Assessment was better at identifying subtle cognitive differences in patients with mild impairment than the Mini-Mental State Examination. Discerning small cognitive differences in patients has become important as clinical trials for Alzheimer's disease drugs target people with mild impairment or normal but high-risk patients. The study was presented at the American Neurological Association annual meeting.

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