The Kimberley Indigenous Cognitive Assessment was developed and validated in response to the need for a validated cognitive screening tool for older Aboriginal Australians living in rural and remote areas. It has been further adapted for use with Torres Strait Islander people, and for Aboriginal people living in urban and regional areas.

  Tools required to perform the KICA-cog
• Comb
• Pannikin / cup
• Box of matches
• Plastic bottle with top
• Watch/ timer for verbal fluency question and pictures

The pictures are for the visual naming and free recall questions and should be presented in that order.

Urban KICA-cog images

Remote KICA-cog images

Remote KICA-cog Torres Strait Islander images

Urban tools

KICA Instruction booklet

KICA-cog Urban and Regional clients

Images for Urban KICA-cog

Remote tools

KICA-cog for Remote clients

Images for Remote KICA-cog

Images for Torres Strait Islander Remote KICA-cog

Extended KICA for Remote clients

Results interpretation 

KICA results and dementia checklist

Quick screens 

KICA-Screen (sKICA) 10 questions - Remote

KICA-Screen (sKICA) 10 questions - Urban and regional

The KICA-Screen is a short screen containing 10 questions with a total score of 25. 

It is recommended that the full KICA-cog is used for the most valid results.   

Additional tools

These tools provide additional information to inform possible diagnosis, rule out other possible causes of cognitive decline, and care planning.

KICA- depression screen

KICA- Carer 

KICA- Behaviour


KICA URBAN educational videos 

This 5-part video explains how to conduct the KICA memory screen.

KICA-Urban video was developed by LetsCHAT Dementia project collaboration led by the University of Melbourne. 

Part 1 Memory and thinking


Part 2 Thing to look out for

Part 3 Having a yarn with your patient about their memory and thinking

Part 4 The KICA-Cog Urban Assessment 

Part 5 Where to from here?

KICA REMOTE Educational video

This instructional video covers the KICA remote assessment.

KICA-Remote video was developed by a KICA project collaboration led by The University of Western Australia.

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