MMSE - Mini-Mental State Examination

B. A. Bernard*, Jennifer G Goldman

*Corresponding author for this work

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

4 Scopus citations


The Mini-Mental State Examination (MMSE) is a commonly used test for screening cognitive impairment and dementia. The questions assess different cognitive areas such as orientation, attention, memory, language, and visuoconstruction. The MMSE is helpful in scaling cognitive impairment, documenting cognitive changes over time, and assessing the effects of therapeutic agents on cognition.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationEncyclopedia of Movement Disorders
PublisherElsevier Inc
Number of pages3
ISBN (Electronic)9780123741059
ISBN (Print)9780123741011
StatePublished - Jan 1 2010


  • Cognitive assessment
  • Dementia
  • Mental status exam
  • Mild cognitive impairment
  • Neuropsychology

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)
  • Neuroscience(all)

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