President Donald Trump scored 30 out of 30 on a cognitive performance test designed to detect signs of mild cognitive impairment (MCI), a condition that represents a transition phase between normal cognitive decline associated with aging and Alzheimer’s disease.
Called on Montreal cognitive assessment, the test was administered during his annual medical examination at Walter Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland, by White House medic and Navy Rear Admiral Dr Ronny L. Jackson.
The test measures eight distinct cognitive functions through a series of questions and activities. The test questions are grouped according to the cognitive function for which they were designed. The duration of the exam is assumed to last approximately 10 minutes.
VISUOSPATIAL / EXECUTIVE OPERATION
Can you sequence numbers and letters, draw a cube and a clock with the correct time?
Can you identify these animals?
Can you repeat five words after hearing them once?
Are you paying attention? And can you subtract 7 from 100 more than once?
Do you have good words? What about the “f” words in particular?
What do these things have in common?
Do you still remember those five words?
Do you know where you are in time and space?
Cognitive decline is a natural consequence of aging, and Donald Trump is the oldest president in American history. In clinical trials, the Montreal Cognitive Assessment outperformed the Mini-Mental State Examination in its ability to detect risk factors for dementia and mild cognitive impairment.