Allen Cognitive Levels Identify A Person’s Level of Function
Professionals working with those who have Dementia will often rely on the Allen Cognitive Levels scale to help identify and understand a person's best ability to function, according to the Miles for Memories organization in Battle Creek.
Registered nurse Pat Slayton, from Homecare Transitions in Battle Creek and a Miles for Memories volunteer, articulates those Allen levels in the latest "Miles for Memories Moment", heard Tuesdays at 8:54 a.m. on 95.3 WBCK.
Simple reflexes/responses, automatic actions.
Ability to overcome gravity, postural actions.
Purposeful grasp and release, manual actions.
Procedural; Can sequence through familiar activity. Goal directed activity.
Can learn and be trained; needs practice. Independent learning activities/mild cognitive impairment.
Executive functions. Planned activities, abstract thinking, normal activities.
Slayton said Allen levels are organized into a progression of abilities. That is, a person at Level 3 also has the abilities of Levels 1 and 2.
Click the player below to hear Slayton elaborate on each level.
Upcoming Miles for Memories Events:
Community Update: Kool Center, April 19, 2017 at 6 p.m.
Main Event: September 16, 2017 in downtown Battle Creek.