A new study has just shown that women with early-stage Alzheimer's perform better than men on verbal memory tests, despite having the same level of structural damage. They conclude that the threshold for diagnosing Alzheimer's should be lower in women.
Obviously we don't have Alzheimer's, but I still find this study relevant to us. It's an admission that high verbal skills can throw cognitive screening tests off - and we know this pretty well. I don't think changing the thresholds for women would be a good solution for us. They need to use a full battery of screening tests, and not be tempted to ignore low performance because of a good verbal response.
But it's a step in the right direction.