Instrument Name

Concepts Measured

Tools Required (Props/Forms/Software)

Alzheimer’s Disease Assessment Scale-Cognitive Subscale (ADAS-Cog)

Word recall, Naming Objects, following commands/instructions, Constructional praxis (drawing), Ideational Praxis (post a letter), Orientation (Date/time/place), Language, comprehension of spoken language, Word Finding difficulty, Remembering test instructions

Pen, paper, pages with drawings to copy, word lists, Objects (flower, bed, whistle, pencil, rattle, mask, scissors, comb, wallet, harmonica, stethoscope, tongs)

Mini-mental State Exam (MMSE)

Orientation, Registration, Attention and Calculation Recall, Language, Copying

MMSE Form Paper for copying image Paper for attention and calculation task

Clinical Dementia Rating Scale—Sum of Boxes (CDR-SOB)

Memory, Orientation, Judgment & Problem Solving, Community Affairs, Home & Hobbies, Personal Care

CDR Interviewer Guide

Montreal Cognitive Assessment (MoCA)

Visuospatial/Executive, Naming, Attention Language, Abstraction, Delayed Recall, Orientation

MoCA Form Paper and Pen for the tracing exercise and clock drawing exercise

Repeatable Battery for the Assessment of Neuropsychological Status (RBANS)

Immediate Memory, Visuospatial/Construction Language, Attention, Delayed Memory, Total Score

RBANS Kit (contains items for item recognition, word cards, line drawing)

Cambridge Neuropsychological Test Automated Battery (CANTAB)

Working memory, learning and executive function, visual/verbal memory, episodic memory, attention, information processing, reaction time, decision making

CANTAB Software, usually completed using a Tablet computer


17 tests covering; memory, learning, psychomotor function, upper limb function, executive function, attention, verbal learning, processing speed, emotion recognition,

Cogstate Software on computer or paper based tests

Neuropsychological Test Battery (NTB)

Memory, verbal recall (immediate and delayed), auditory learning, verbal fluency,

Word lists, digit span, stopwatch

Hopkins Verbal Learning Test (HVLT;Digital Symbols, Trail Making)

Attention, Processing Speed

Digit Symbol Page, Trail making page, pen/pencil

Logical Memory Test (LMT)

Recall (immediate and delayed)

Short Story, score sheet

Rey Auditory Verbal Learning Test (RAVLT)

Auditory learning, delayed recall

Word lists, score sheet

NIH Toolbox Cognition battery (NIHTB-CB)

Working memory, Executive Functioning, intelligence

NIHTB-CB Software

Free and Cued Selective Reminding Test (FCSRT)

Episodic Memory

Score sheet

Controlled Oral Word Association Test (COWAT)

Verbal fluency

Stopwatch, pen and paper

9 Hole Peg Test

Hand dexterity

9 Hole Peg test

6 Minute Walk Test (6MWT)

Exercise capacity and coordination

Stopwatch, distance markers