A quick case-finding instrument to identifying dementia and dementia subgroups


  • The Brief Assessment of Impaired Cognition (BASIC) case-finding instrument shows high reliability, validity, and significant correlation with experts’ assessment in identifying AD and non-AD dementia.

Why this matters

  • Current cognitive tests used in clinical practice, e.g. Mini-Mental State Examination (MMSE), are limited by confounding factors and low sensitivity. BASIC case-finding instrument has demonstrated high validity and reliability in early studies.

  • Accurate and rapid assessment in a clinical setting is instrumental in combating the rising prevalence of dementia.