International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Development

International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Development


International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Development
International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Development
Vol. 4, Issue 7 (2017)

Assessment of cognition in older adults using the test your memory test


Nupoor Kulkarni, Marina Theodoritsi, Kalliopi Pouliasi, Aashirwad Mahajan, Elias Tsepis

Introduction: The prevalence of age-related health problems is becoming an important public health issue in older adults. Dementia and other cognitive problems are the most commonly found. Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is the commonest form of dementia which is strongly associated with functional disability and institutionalization leading to a decreased quality of life. The Test Your Memory (TYM) is a quick test to administer for patients screening and evaluates a large number of cognitive skills. Methods: Total 218 community dwelling elderly individuals with age>60 years and who were willing to participate were included in the study. The Greek version of TYM test was used for cognitive assessment of 218 community dwelling elderly volunteers, older than60 years. Results: showed that 53.8% older adults scored less than the cut off score of 42 on TYM test and age correlated significantly with the TYM score (r = 0.375, p<0.000). Conclusion: 53.8 % of older adults scored less than cut off value on TYM test and age correlated significantly with the TYM score.
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Nupoor Kulkarni, Marina Theodoritsi, Kalliopi Pouliasi, Aashirwad Mahajan, Elias Tsepis. Assessment of cognition in older adults using the test your memory test. International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Development, Volume 4, Issue 7, 2017, Pages 42-44
International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Development