Getting Here
Location
Hong Kong Adventist Hospital,
40 Stubbs Road, Hong Kong
Telephone
(852) 3651 8888
4001 206 016 (China Toll Free)
Fax
(852) 3651 8800
Email
Website
Cognitive Health Assessment
(Managed by Hospital Designated Specialist)

Special Price: HK$2,400
Original Price: HK$3,000

  • Detailed Medical History and Physical Examination by Specialist
  • Blood Pressure Test
  • Body Mass Index (BMI) Measurement and Analysis
  • Visual Acuity Test by Nurse
  • Neuropsychological Assessment by Specialist
    - Major Cognitive Domains
    - Behavioral and Psychological Symptoms
    - Mood
    - Caregiver Status
  • Explanation of the Report and Personalized Recommendation(s) by Specialist

Important Information

  1. Appointments are required. To make schedule, or cancel an appointment, please contact our staff at least 24 hours in advance.
  2. Family members or prior caregiver are highly recommended to participate in the assessment.
  3. Extra charges may be incurred if medication, additional examinations or laboratory tests that are included in the package required. For details, please contact our staff.
  4. HKAH–SR reserves the right to amend or change details of the above information without prior notice.
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Cognitive Health Assessment

The Cognitive Health Assessment at HKAH–SR is specifically designed to assess you and your family member’s cognitive abilities and to flag the risk of dementia in the early stages.

 

Dementia is quite common in Hong Kong. It is a term for a clinical syndrome that is characterized by progressive acquired global impairment of cognitive skills and the ability to function independently. Patients usually show varying levels of behavior disruption at some point in the illness. Although there is currently no cure, early treatment can delay cognitive decline.

 

 

 

What is Dementia?

Dementia, also called cognitive impairment, is caused by many diseases. Alzheimer’s disease, vascular dementia and dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB) together account for around 90% of cases. Incidence and prevalence of dementia are strongly age dependent.

 

The collateral damage in dementia is vast. Cognitive functions commonly encompass memory, language, object identification, operations, planning and so forth. Problem or impairment of any of the cognitive functions can affect normal life, work or social activities.

 

Why Early Assessment is Important?

Memory loss or behavior change may or may not be caused by dementia.  The assessment of cognitive impairment, particularly at an early stage, can offer several benefits: 

 

  1. If the result is negative: Concerns may be alleviated, at least at that point in time.
  2. If the result is positive and further evaluation is warranted: The next step of identifying the cause of impairment can be taken and may result in:
  • Treating the underlying disease or health condition
  • Managing comorbid conditions more effectively
  • Averting or addressing potential risk issues
  • Ensuring the caregiver receives appropriate information and referrals

 

All these may slow cognitive decline, limit its daily impact and maintain the quality of life, as well as help reduce the burden on the caregiver who usually is the patient’s family member.

 

Who Should Be Evaluated?

Dementia is commonly found in people over 65 years old, especially those with Alzheimer's disease. However, middle-aged people can also suffer from this disease.

 

Ten warning signs

  1. Short-term memory decay, which affects everyday activities
  2. Difficulty in completing familiar tasks
  3. Declining language skills, both expressive and receptive
  4. Confusion with time and direction
  5. Impairment in visual and spatial perception
  6. Decreased or poor judgment
  7. Recession in logical thinking and difficulty in performing arithmetical operations
  8. Misplacing frequently used items
  9. Mood swings and strange behavior
  10. Lack of motivation

 

During the Assessment

A brief Cognitive Health Assessment involves an interview, physical examination and neuropsychological assessment. Family members are highly recommended to participate in the assessment since they are more likely to be aware of signs and symptoms of possible dementia that are not readily apparent to clinical staff.  

 

The minimum duration of the entire assessment is two hours, including up to 90 minutes with our specialist  

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Cognitive Self-assessment Tools (AD8) (download in pdf)

The following eight-question test is designed to detect early cognitive changes associated with common dementia. However, no single tool is recognized as the optimal brief assessment to determine if a full dementia evaluation is needed. For a definitive diagnosis of mild cognitive impairment or dementia, individuals should be evaluated further by a specialist.

 

Remember, “Yes, a change” indicates that there has been a change in the last several years caused by cognitive (thinking and memory) problems.
1. Problems with judgment (e.g., problems making decisions, bad financial decisions, problems with thinking) e (thinking and memory) problems.
2. Less interest in hobbies/activities problems with thinking) e (thinking and memory) problems.
3. Repeats the same things over and over (questions, stories, or statements) Fragment--> e (thinking and memory) problems. 
4. Trouble learning how to use a tool, appliance, or gadget (e.g., VCR, computer, microwave, remote control) e (thinking and memory) problems. 
5. Forgets the correct month or year 
6. Trouble handling complicated financial affairs (e.g., balancing checkbook, income taxes, paying bills)
7. Trouble remembering appointments 
8. Daily problems with thinking and/or memory 
 TOTAL AD8 SCORE ("Yes, a change" - 1 point;  "No change" & "N/A, don't know" - 0 point)

The AD8. (2005) Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center, Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri. Retrieved from www.alz.org/documents_custom/ad8.pdf

 

Result

Score Based on clinical research, the following cut points are provided:
0-1 Normal cognition
2 or great Cognitive impairment is likely to be present

 

Location

Hong Kong Adventist Hospital – Stubbs Road
40 Stubbs Road, Hong Kong

For Appointment

(852) 3651 8789
4001 206 016 (China Toll Free)

Opening Hours
  Monday - Friday 8:30am - 5:00pm
  Saturday, Sunday
and Public Holiday
Closed
Internal Medicine - Geriatric Medicine
Dr. Chan Chun Chung
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Location

Hong Kong Adventist Hospital – Stubbs Road
40 Stubbs Road, Hong Kong

For Appointment

(852) 3651 8789
4001 206 016 (China Toll Free)

Opening Hours
  Monday - Friday 8:30am - 5:00pm
  Saturday, Sunday
and Public Holiday
Closed
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Location

Hong Kong Adventist Hospital – Stubbs Road
40 Stubbs Road, Hong Kong

For Appointment

(852) 3651 8789
4001 206 016 (China Toll Free)

Opening Hours
  Monday - Friday 8:30am - 5:00pm
  Saturday, Sunday
and Public Holiday
Closed
Health Assessment Online Booking
(Appointments can be scheduled at least 5 days prior and not applicable to public holidays)
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- Health assessment services are provided between the hours of 8:30am and 5pm from Monday to Friday (except public holidays).
- Please make your online reservation at least 5 working days in advance.
- Please note if fasting (for at least 8 hours) is required before having test, the last appointment time is at 2pm.
- Online reservation will be confirmed on the next working day via telephone or email.
- If you need to change your appointment time after your booking is confirmed, you must advise our Health Assessment Center at least 2 working days in advance.
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Location

Hong Kong Adventist Hospital – Stubbs Road
40 Stubbs Road, Hong Kong

For Appointment

(852) 3651 8789
4001 206 016 (China Toll Free)

Opening Hours
  Monday - Friday 8:30am - 5:00pm
  Saturday, Sunday
and Public Holiday
Closed