National Memory Screening Day
Dr. Majid Fotuhi, MD, PhD, Chairman and medical Director of The Neurology Institute for Brain Health and Fitness, is a distinguished researcher and author in the field of memory and Alzheimer’s disease. Dr. Fotuhi has identified a memory screening test that meets accepted criteria for use as a screening instrument.
The Institute is able to offer this memory screening test for free for use during AFA’s National Memory Screening Day this November.
- The Institute has qualified healthcare professionals who will administer the screening test, which will be conducted face-to-face for 20 minutes, rather than via computerized tests.
- AFA does not specify which screening tests must be used as part of NMSD; therefore, the Institute chose a test that is appropriate and that can be conducted face-to-face:
- MST (Memory Screening Test)*
Dr. Fotuhi earned his MD from Harvard Medical School and completed his PhD and neurology training at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He lectures at Johns Hopkins and Harvard Medical School. He has published two books and 20 scientific articles about prevention of memory loss and late-life Alzheimer’s disease. He has been featured on CNN, PBS, ABC News, the Discovery Channel, and the Dr. Oz Show. His interviews have appeared in more than 50 major newspapers, including the Washington Post, the Wall Street Journal, and others.
*The test was based on the review of the following papers:
Ashford, J., Borson, S., O’Hara, R., Dash, P., Frank, L., Robert, P., Shankle, W., Tierney, M., Brodaty, H.,Schmidt, F., Kraemer, H., & Buschke, H. (2006). Should older adults be screened for dementia? Alzheimer’s and Dementia, 2, 76-85
Brodaty, H., Low, LF., Gibson, L. & Burns, K. (2006). What is the best dementia screening instrument for general practitioners to use? American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, 14 (5), 391-400.
Gifford, D., & Cummings, J. (1999). Evaluating dementia screening tests. Neurology, 52, 224.
Lorentz, W., Scanlan, J., & Borson, S. (2002). Brief screening tests for dementia. Canadian Journal of Psychiatry, 47 (8), 723-733.
Shulman, K., Herrmann, N., Brodaty, H., Chiu, H., Lawlor, B., Ritchie, K., & Scanlan, J. (2006). IPA survey of brief cognitive screening instruments. International Psychogeriatrics, 18 (2), 281-294.