Cognitive impairment can have a negative impact on the overall health and quality of life for older adults, but it is often unrecognized. Furthermore, current assessment instruments are underused, lack sensitivity, or may be restricted by copyright laws. To address these limitations, Fong et al created a new cognitive assessment tool, the Sweet 16, which correlated highly with the Mini-Mental State Examination (MMSE) (Spearman r, 0.94; P < .001). Validated against an independent gold standard for dementia, the area under the curve is 0.84 for the Sweet 16 and 0.81 for the MMSE (P = .06). Across a range of education levels, the area under the curve for higher education (≥12 years) for the Sweet 16 was 0.90 and for the MMSE, 0.84 (P = .03). The Sweet 16 is simple, quick to administer, and will be available via open access.