SAGE is a brief self-administered cognitive screening instrument to identify Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI) and early dementia. Average time to complete the test is 10 to 15 minutes. The total possible points are 22.
The test is self-administered. There are four forms of the SAGE test. Only one test form should be given. It does not matter which form is taken, as they are all interchangeable. SAGE should be filled out in ink without the assistance of others. Inform the examinee that there are four pages to complete. Calendars and clocks should not be available during the testing. Do not answer specific questions. Just say, "Do the best that you can."