Archive for the ‘Estate Litigation’ Category

Will It Be a MoCA or Cappuccino?

Friday, August 15th, 2014

A Canadian contribution to the commonly used cognitive screening instruments is the Montreal Cognitive Assessment (MoCA), published by Nasreddine et al in 2005.  Unlike the Mini-Mental State Exam (MMSE) or the clock-drawing test (CDT), the MoCA is designed to detect more subtle impairments of cognition, known clinically as Mild Cognitive ...

Passing of Accounts: A Math Problem Explained

Tuesday, August 12th, 2014

In a recent blog post entitled “Things Lawyers Know,” I laughed out loud when I read #13:  “Lawyers are word, not number people.  If their fee went up 10%, few lawyers would know how much extra they received.” Math often comes into play in an estates litigation practice, particularly in the ...

Set the time to ’10 past 11′

Thursday, July 31st, 2014

Clock-drawing has become one of the standard cognitive screening tools used around the world.  How did this particular test achieve such popularity and why is it so useful?  Originally, the clock-drawing test was cited in a leading Neurology textbook as a means of specifically assessing parietal lobe function in the brain ...