Screening & Early Detection

Too often, cognitive impairment goes unnoticed until it has progressed to advanced stages. But studies show that early detection is essential, and the American Academy of Neurology recommends an annual cognitive screening.

The BrainCheck platform can help providers determine which patients need focused cognitive assessment, with a range of screening tools to provide early and accurate impressions of cognitive function. The platform also includes screening tools for common comorbid concerns and reversible conditions.

Screening for Cognitive Function with BrainCheck

BrainCheck™ Outcome Screener​

Our custom, general-purpose screening tool, the BrainCheck™ Outcome Screener, can give providers an initial overview of their patients’ levels of cognitive function, call attention to potential concerns, and reveal how impairment differs depending on the individual.

Public Domain Cognitive Screening Tools

The BrainCheck platform includes digital versions of many commonly used, subjective screeners for mild cognitive impairment (MCI) and dementia. These include the St. Louis University Mental Status (SLUMS) exam and the Short IQCODE.

Additional Cognitive Screening Tools

Additional cognitive screening tools included with the BrainCheck platform include digital versions of the clock-drawing test, a cognitive decline questionnaire, and a range of screening tools for detecting traumatic brain injury.

Included Tools for Behavioral Health

Depression and Anxiety Screeners​

Depression and anxiety can often be symptoms of cognitive impairment — and vice versa. The BrainCheck platform includes digital versions of the PHQ-9, Geriatric Depression Scale, and GAD-7 questionnaires.

Stress and PTSD

Stress can also contribute to cognitive impairment. The BrainCheck platform includes the Perceived Stress Scale questionnaire, as well as PCL-5 post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) checklist.

Addressing Other Common Cognitive Concerns

ADHD Symptom Screener

The BrainCheck platform includes an 18-question survey, with questions predictive of symptoms consistent with ADHD and follow-up questions to provide further context for those symptoms.

Opioid Abuse Screener

Our platform also includes a brief, self-reported screening tool for assessing the risk of abuse of opioids prescribed to patients for treatment of chronic pain.

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