How to adapt cognitive tests to they can been seen by persons with low vision
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What is it about?
The large majority of tests for cognitive impairment rely on the patient's ability to see the test; however, many older adults that may have mild cognitive impairment may also have some age-related vision loss. In this study, we examined how the test could be adapted to be more visible.
Why is it important?
Mild cognitive impairment and vision loss may masquerade as each other, and it can be difficult for clinicians to separate their effects. With the aging of the population, this ability to segregate the effects of vision- versus cognitive impairment becomes more important in order to determine proper care and referral for services.
The following have contributed to this page: Dr Walter Wittich