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Cognitive and Emotional Health Project: The Healthy Brain

Cognitive Health

This section focuses on cognitive health which first links to a description of existing measures of cognitive function and then to epidemiologic studies using these measures. The description of each study also includes a citation of publications addressing some of the predictors of cognitive change that have been identified (e.g., education, physical activity, mood, and a variety of medical conditions).


Tests of specific cognitive domains
Tests that combine cognitive domains
Brief mental status tests
Clinical batteries
Intelligence tests
Functional Assessments/Instrumental Activities of Daily Living
Questionnaires or Scales that Identify Presence and Severity of Dementia
Self-Assessment of Memory (metamemory)