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Screening tools for cognitive function? 3

1. Mini Mental Status Exam (MMSE)
2. Clock Drawing Task
3. More intense psychological testing

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Mental Status Scales/Tests
1. Used to obtain what?

2. Screening tool to separate patient’s with what?

3. Used to follow a patient’s condition over time:
-Generally the target is for who?
-What should we not do?

1. a baseline on a patient

2. cognitive impairment from those without it

3.
-Generally target is for patient’s w/ dementia
-Do not reveal the diagnosis for the changes in cognition

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Assessment of Mental Status Includes the following:
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1. Level of consciousness (arousal)
2. Attention and concentration
3. Memory—recent and remote
4. Language
5. Executive functioning
6. Mood and thought content
7. Calculations

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MMSE
11 question measure that tests five areas of cognitive function:
?

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1. Orientation
2. Registration
3. Attention
4. Calculation
5. Recall
6. Language

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Clock drawing Task: Useful screening tool
1. Differentiates what kind of pts?
2. What accounts for 75% of all dementias?

1. Differentiates normal elderly from individuals with cognitive impairment—particular those with Alzheimer’s disease

2. Alzheimer’s Disease accounts for 75% of all dementias

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Clock Drawing Task
Describe the point system for this?
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1. Draws closed circle: 1 point

2. Places numbers in correct positions: 1 point

3. Includes all 12 correct numbers: 1 point

4. Places hands in correct position: 1 point