An exploration of the UK unpaid carer's world


"MINI-MENTAL STATE." A PRACTICAL METHOD FOR GRADING THE COGNITIVE STATE OF PATIENTS 

The Mini-Mental State Exam Patient___________________________________ Examiner ____________________________ Date____________ Maximum Score Orientation 5 ( ) What is the (year) (season) (date) (day) (month)? 5 ( ) Where are we (state) (country) (town) (hospital) (floor)? Registration 3 ( ) Name 3 objects: 1 second to say each. Then ask the patient all 3 after you have said them. Give 1 point for each correct answer. Then repeat them until he/she learns all 3. Count trials and record. Trials ___________ Attention and Calculation 5 ( ) Serial 7’s. 1 point for each correct answer. Stop after 5 answers. Alternatively spell “world” backward. Recall 3 ( ) Ask for the 3 objects repeated above. Give 1 point for each correct answer. Language 2 ( ) Name a pencil and watch. 1 ( ) Repeat the following “No ifs, ands, or buts” 3 ( ) Follow a 3-stage command: “Take a paper in your hand, fold it in half, and put it on the floor.” 1 ( ) Read and obey the following: CLOSE YOUR EYES 1 ( ) Write a sentence. 1 ( ) Copy the design shown. _____ Total Score ASSESS level of consciousness along a continuum ____________ Alert Drowsy Stupor Coma