Also known as the Mini-Addenbrooke’s Cognitive Examination

Mini-Addenbrooke’s Cognitive Examination (Mini-ACE or M-ACE) is a brief cognitive screening test.

Mini-ACE is now the recommended screening tool for cognitive impairment in New Zealand. It replaced the MoCA (Montreal Cognitive Assessment) on 1 September 2020. 

There are 3 versions of the Mini-ACE tool:

The different versions help to avoid learning effects in longitudinal monitoring. The only difference is the name and address of the memory item. You should always refer to the administration and scoring guide when you use the Mini-ACE. 


Training modules on Mini-ACE are available online for first-time users on the following platforms:

Ko Awatea Learn
Te Whariki A Toi


  1. Introducing the Mini-ACE Dementia Foundation, NZ, 2020
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