Screening for Early Alzheimer’s Disease: Is There Still a Role for the Mini-Mental State Examination?

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In light of the continuing rise in the population of elderly individuals in the United States and the of impaired cognitive function to diminishone's quality of life, accurate and effective screening for early recognition and differentiation between normal age-related cognitive decline, mild cognitive impairment (MCI), mild Alzheimer's disease, and other causes of cognitive decline is desirable. The Mini-Mental State Examination (MMSE)1 is one of the most widely used tools implemented by physicians to evaluate a patient's cognitive status. 24threat​​

Prim Care Companion J Clin Psychiatry 2005;7(2):62-67