Mild Cognitive Impairment
Memory and cognitive problems often accompany ageing. Once a person passes 55, having regular cognitive assessments using the Montreal Cognitive Assessment (MoCA) tool is a valuable way to track whether cognitive decline is taking place, and how rapidly.
We offer NO CHARGE MoCA cognitive assessments for anyone on Vancouver Island. The assessment is performed on-line, so it can be taken wherever you have access to a computer and the Internet.
For those whose cognitive decline has progressed to Mild Cognitive Impairment (26 or lower out of 30 on the MoCA scale), we offer individual counselling and workshops to help deal with the life changes that accompany Mild Cognitive Impairment. Strategies to possibly slow cognitive decline and improve cognitive functioning are provided. There is never a requirement or obligation to use these services.
Mild Cognitive Impairment is very often a stage which occurs years before the onset of dementia. For that reason, as cognitive decline starts to be noticeable, there is often a fear of being assessed. Our services are entirely confidential, and only the client decides what to do with the assessment information.
For more information about Mild Cognitive Impairment, go to https://www.mayoclinic.org/