What is a Montreal Cognitive Assesment?
The MoCA test is used in 200+ countries around the world.
All of our Social Workers are specially trained and accredited to complete the Montreal Cognitive Assessment.
This additional assessment allows us to provide evidence of whether there is or isn't an impairment of the mind or brain at the time of assessment.
Why is it beneficial?
The MoCA can be beneficial in situations such as testamentary capacity where a client's will is likely to be contested, he MoCA can provide evidence, on the day, that there was no identifiable impairment of the mind or brain. This additional assessment further strength to a testamentary capacity assessment.
For those situations where there is a concern there is an impairment, but no official diagnosis has been given the MoCA can provide evidence of impairments, allowing us to have evidence for Stage 1 of the assessment outlined in The Mental Capacity Act (2005).
What to expect
The Montreal Cognitive Assessment (MoCA) is a brief, 30-question test that helps healthcare professionals detect cognitive impairments early on. MoCA is the most sensitive test available for detecting Alzheimer's disease, measuring executive functions and multiple cognitive domains which are essential components not measured by the MMSE.
Person Centred Assessments
A COP3 form is designed to evidence a lack of mental capacity, but in line with the principles of the Mental Capacity Act (2005), we always assume an individual has capacity. If a person does have capacity, we provide a COP3 form supported by a full mental capacity assessment report at no additional cost.