Find out about the Mini-ACE

The recommended cognitive impairment screening tool in New Zealand

Mini-Addenbrooke’s Cognitive Examination (Mini-ACE or M-ACE) is a brief cognitive screening test. It’s free, easy to use, and takes around five minutes to complete. 

The Mini-ACE has replaced the Montreal Cognitive Assessment (MoCA©) test as New Zealand’s recommended cognitive screening test. 

Online training for the Mini-ACE is available. You can begin using the Mini-ACE at any time once you have completed training.

Since 1 September 2020, anyone who conducts cognitive impairment screening should use the Mini-ACE test, unless they have paid for training and certification through the MoCA Institute. The use of the Mini-ACE test is not prescriptive, but it is the recommended tool on NZ HealthPathways from 1 September 2020.