Cognitive Exam

Assessment of Writing



  • Ask the patient to make up and write a sentence. Note whether it contains a subject and a verb.
    • Causes of Disordered Writing

    • Confusion - delirium, dementia, intellectual disability
    • Apraxia - frontotemporal dementia, Alzheimer’s
    • Poor compliance
Last updated on January 1st, 2017
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