Brief Cognitive Assessment Tool (BCAT®) - FOR PROFESSIONAL USE ONLY
THE BRIEF COGNITIVE ASSESSMENT TOOL (BCAT)
The BCAT was designed as a multi-domain cognitive screening tool that assesses orientation, verbal recall, visual recognition, visual recall, attention, abstraction, language, executive functions, and visuo-spatial processing. There are 21 items and the total possible score is 50 points. The BCAT, as well as the three cognitive BCAT "factors" (contextual memory, executive functions, and attention), have been shown to predict both diagnosis and functional status (IADL). Key benefits of the BCAT include:
- Ability to differentiate Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI) from dementia.
- Ability to predict functional (IADL) status.
- Can be administered in 10-15 minutes.
- Created for providers in mental health, rehabilitation therapy, and primary care.
- Emphasis placed on contextual memory and executive functions.
The BCAT can be downloaded and used as a paper-and-pencil instrument. It can also be scored online through this website. Advantages of the Online BCAT Test are accurate scoring and a printable test report. The test report also lists clinical considerations pertinent to a patient's individual BCAT score. Read more about the BCAT »