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Mini-Mental State Examination (MMSE)

Authors: Dr. D. William Molloy and Dr. Roger Clarnette

The Mini-Mental State Examination (MMSE) is the most widely used screening test of mental function in this age group. This manual describes a standardized version of this test and shows how physicians and other health care professionals can use and interpret it. This manual describes some uses that they may not be aware of previously.

1.0 Introduction

2.0 General Guidelines

3.0 Specific Scoring Guidelines

4.0 Total Scores

5.0 Diagnostic Algorithm

6.0 The Alzheimer’s Journey

7.0 Using the Pattern of Deficits to Distinguish between the Different Dementias

8.0 Care plan for Alzheimer’s disease (and other dementias)