Degree Type

Creative Component

Semester of Graduation

Spring 2021

Department

Biomedical Sciences

First Major Professor

Dr. Greenlee

Degree(s)

Master of Science (MS)

Major(s)

Biomedical Sciences

Abstract

Cognitive decline and dementia are associated with impaired executive functions, which are caused by an accumulation of neuroanatomical changes. The Montreal Cognitive Assessment (MoCA) was created to assess cognitive impairment, specifically mild cognitive impairment and dementia. The test has twelve individual tasks within seven cognitive domains including executive processing, memory, naming, attention, language, abstract thought, and orientation. The MoCA can be used in clinical settings to assist in the diagnosis of mild cognitive impairment, dementia diseases like Alzheimer's Disease, and cognitive impairment from Parkinson's Disease, schizophrenia, and stroke.

Copyright Owner

VandenBosch, Kasey

File Format

Word

Embargo Period (admin only)

4-9-2021

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