II. Background

  1. Mental Status Examination developed at Cambridge

III. Indications: Dementia Evaluation

  1. Differentiates Alzheimer's from other Dementias
  2. Detect early Dementia

IV. Efficacy

  1. More sensitive and specific than MMSE
  2. Detects Dementia earlier than MMSE

V. Components (Bedside test given in 15 to 20 minutes)

  1. Mini-Mental State Exam (MMSE)
  2. Orientation
  3. Attention
  4. Memory
  5. Verbal fluency
  6. Language
  7. Visuospatial ability

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