Screening for dementia in "real world" settings: the cognitive assessment screening test: CAST.

@article{Swearer2002ScreeningFD,
  title={Screening for dementia in "real world" settings: the cognitive assessment screening test: CAST.},
  author={Joan M. Swearer and David A Drachman and Lynn Ling X. Li and Kevin J. Kane and Brian Dessureau and Patricia A Tabloski},
  journal={The Clinical neuropsychologist},
  year={2002},
  volume={16 2},
  pages={128-35}
}
Among elderly people who do not present with complaints of memory impairment, dementia is often missed by physicians, and time-consuming screening tests requiring expertise to administer and interpret are rarely done. Easily administered, reliable and cost effective dementia screening tests are needed for elderly individuals. The "pencil and paper" Cognitive Assessment Screening Test (CAST) takes minimal examiner time/training, and is both sensitive and specific in discriminating demented… CONTINUE READING

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