* Screening Tools for Cognitive Dysfunction in Primary Care

1) Psych Screening in Primary Care: Cognitive Screening


2) The Memory Impairment Scale (MIS)

a. Physician-administered Screen

b. Very brief, user-friendly


3) Oral Trail-making Part B (Mental Alternation Test – MAT)

a. Physician-administered Screen

b. Subcortical Impairment and Executive Dysfunction, Delirium

c. Very brief, user-friendly


4) The Folstein Mini Mental Status Examination (MMSE) / MMSE Scoring Guide

a. Physician-administered tool

b. Cumbersome, user-unfriendly – BAD SCREENING TOOL

c. Best Application:

GOOD DIAGNOSTIC ASSESSMENT, TREATMENT F/U TOOL for Cortical Cognitive Impairment (Alzheimer’s and Vascular Dementias)


5) Guide to Management of the Confused Medical/Surgical Patient with Delirium


6) Evidence-based Abstracts
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