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The MMSE (mini-mental state examination)

  • The MMSE is a 30-point test
  • Advantages
    • Relatively quick and easy to perform
    • Requires no additional equipment
    • Can provide a method of monitoring deterioration over time
  • Disadvantages
    • Biased against people with poor education due to elements of language and mathematical testing
    • Bias against visually impaired
    • Limited examination of visuospatial cognitive ability
    • Poor sensitivity at detected mild/early dementia
    • Copyrighted and should the most up to date version should only be accessed via the Psychological Assessment Resourcing (PAR)

MMSE - printable mini-mental state examination

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