ICMR had undertaken a task force study on "Developing Neuropsychological battery in different Indian languages for diagnosis of Mild Cognitive Impairment". This battery has been developed and validated  in 5 Indian languages and for illiterates as well. This tool will be provided free of cost and will help in understanding the burden of dementia in low and middle income countries beside India.  It has a 5 minute version for screening in clinics followed by 30 minute version. The 60 minute versions can be used for research purpose.  The tool has been provided for DBT's mega project on Dementia cohort.


A paper titled "Standardising Dementia Diagnosis Across Linguistic and Educational Diversity: Study Design of the Indian Council of Medical Research-Neurocognitive Tool Box (ICMR-NCTB)" has recently come out in Journal of International Neuropsychiatric Society. For detailed paper please click here.


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