Western New York’s Dementia Resource

Memory Assessments for Older Adults

Buffalo Occupational Therapy


Dementia and Alzheimer’s | Buffalo NY | Buffalo OT

Michelle Eliason, MS, OTR/L, C.D.S., CKTS


Buffalo Occupational Therapy, a subsidiary of Aging with Purpose,  primarily uses three primary memory assessments when evaluating for an older adult’s cognitive profile. All assessment tools, interventions, and approaches are researched, evidence based, quality, and supported methods. Whether you are worried that you may be experiencing non age-related memory loss or your loved one is in need of a cognitive evaluation for further intervention by his/her primary care physician or specialist, Aging with Purpose Occupational Therapy may be able to help you. We use Dynamic Lowenstein Occupational Therapy Assessment (DLOTCA-G), Mini Mental State Examination (MMSE), and the Montreal Cognitive Assessment (MOCA).


 Dynamic Lowenstein Occupational Therapy Cognitive Assessment – Geriatrics


Mini Mental State Examination (MMSE) 

The Montreal Cogntive Assessment (MOCA) 

Michelle Eliason, MS, OTR/L, C.D.S, CKTS  is both an occupational therapist and CARES Dementia Specialist. She has been an elder care professional for 7+ years. Working in various aspects of the elder care industry has given her a generalist skill set and a broad knowledge base of elder care approaches and resources. Michelle is passionate about influencing the elder care industry advocating against nursing home negligence and elder abuse, and working with older adults to enable them to live in their own homes throughout the aging process.

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