KEY FACTS ABOUT COGNITIVE IMPAIRMENT
FREQUENTLY ASKING THE SAME QUESTION OR REPEATING THE SAME STORY OVER AND OVER AGAIN
UNABLE TO RECOGNIZE FAMILIAR PEOPLE AND PLACES
HAVING TROUBLE WITH JUDGEMENT
CHANGES IN MOOD AND BEHAVIORS
DIFFICULTY PLANING AND CARRYING OUT TASKS
More than 16 million people in the United States are living with cognitive impairment
Identify Immediate Areas of Concern
Adequate test batteries examine the patient’s cognitive ability over several domains: such as memory, fluency and mental control executive functions. By analyzing the test results both relative to sub-populations with similar education and longitudinally, tests are capable of recognizing cognitive impairments very early in patients.
The best tests also recommend directions for diagnostic evaluations by placing the results in context. For example, the CANS-MCI evaluates cognitive test results in the contexts of reported head injuries, solvent exposure, exercise, and progressive scales for depression, medications, and alcohol use.
Effective cognitive testing gives you the ability to differentiate between those memory problems that are consistent with the person’s age and education, and those that are more serious.
Our tests are ideal for internists, family, geriatric and neurology practices, community health clinics, hospitals, HMOs and life care centers (assisted living) and general practices.
Download a demo version of the test HERE
Valuable Insight and Information
The CANS-MCI uses bands of colors to present the patient's test scores and the probability of MCI more intuitively. In the cognitive test tables, standardized z-scores which lie in the green bands represent a high likelihood that the patient's memory health is normal (for their education). Z-scores that fall in the yellow bands (caution) suggest a lower likelihood that the patient's test scores are normal. And those that lie in the red bands have low probability that their memory health is normal. Z-scores in the red bands show a high probability of cognitive impairment.
You can open an example of our 2-page report in PDF format.
Interface and Access to Software
An easy-to-use interface allows for self administration of the assessment through an iPad device
Results that are completely private
Access to the results upon completion within 1 hour
A scoring system that replaces the need for formal training
Prediction Algorithms Software
Key Contributing Software
Discussion of Findings
Printer friendly with a visually clear report that enables you to discuss the results with your patient
How it Works
The CANS-MCI Solution
Our computerized cognitive test, the CANS-MCI, is designed to help patients and families by detecting those cognitive changes most associated with an active progression towards Alzheimer’s disease. Dementia and MCI.
The CANS-MCI has outstanding value for early detection of changes in cognitive state that result from a variety of conditions with some being: early onset Alzheimer’s, drug and alcohol rehabilitation, concussion, cancer (e.g. “chemobrain”), Multiple Sclerosis, Lupus and Parkinson’s. The establishment of a baseline before surgery, contact sports, or many age-related conditions is also highly recommended.
In the pre-diagnostic phase, neuropsychological tests help physicians detect important cognitive changes. This detection allows referral to specialists or follow-up with additional testing (imaging, full neuropsychological evaluation, or brain wave study for diagnostic accuracy).
For patients who have already been diagnosed by their physician, continued testing helps physicians judge the rate of cognitive ability changes and the effectiveness of treatment interventions.
With the CANS-MCI we handle all of the heavy lifting. There is no need for formal training as our tests results are sent to you with a full workup of longitudinal scoring, recommendations, predictive information and advanced tracking of the disease progression.
This is all accomplished with a self administered test that the patient can complete in 30 minutes or less.
Identify A Patient
Identify a patient who appears to be in need or you may want to administer this assessment as part of their annual check-up.
Make an Informed Diagnosis
Diagnose the patient's condition based on a combination of your professional opinion and our assessment.
Log the Patient into the CANS-MCI
Log your patient into our testing portal and hand the iPad to your patient.
Print the Results or Export
Simply download and print a PDF for your patients file for quick filing and tracking or export the information into a .PDF to be imported into your EMR software.
Administer The Assessment
Allow the patient to take the self administered assessment. Typically takes less than 30 minutes to complete.
After your patient completes the test the results will be available to the Physician within 1 hour and can be printed via PDF or exported.
Track Patient Progress
Track patient progress during treatment by running tests periodically over several visits.
Bill the assessment to insurance when medical necessity is determined as indicated by using Step 1 and through the test results.
The CANS-MCI Assessment
MyMind Lab provides you with proprietary and innovative neurocognitive assessment tool that is utilized on an iPad or tablet device. Unlike many competitors who use a windows based mouse and keyboard test battery, our test is completely touch screen with audible and visual test questions.
In 2008, an independent study that systematically reviewed computer- based tests for cognitive decline was published in an article, “Status of computerized testing in aging: A systematic review” by Katherine Wild et al. The CANS –MCI was given the top overall score and mentioned exclusively for its usability with elderly patients without computer experience.
The CANS-MCI Demonstrates:
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