Kimberley Indigenous Cognitive Assessment

The Kimberley Indigenous Cognitive Assessment (KICA) was developed in response to the need for a  cognitive screening tool for older Indigenous Australians (45 years plus) living in rural and remote areas.  

Prior to the development of KICA tool the extent of dementia and other cognitive impairment in this group has been hindered due to the lack of an available, culturally sensitive assessment tool.

The KICA tool was named after where the original research was conducted and comprises of a number of sections and assesses the person and carer. The KICA tool is now widely used in remote or rural locations across Australia.

Click HERE to download the KICA Tool

We would appreciate it if you would credit the WA Centre for Health & Ageing when you use this tool.

Instructional video on how to use the KICA tool:

Individual tool templates available for download:


Urban Modified KICA

The modified tool (KICA Regional/ Urban) is also available for download and was developed for urban and regional Victorian settings, although it is appropriate for use in an urban and regional settings Australia-wide.

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