Reference values for the Mini-Mental State Examination (MMSE) in octo- and nonagenarians.

@article{Heeren1990ReferenceVF,
  title={Reference values for the Mini-Mental State Examination (MMSE) in octo- and nonagenarians.},
  author={Thea J Heeren and Anne M. Lagaay and W C von Beek and H G Rooymans and Willy Hijmans},
  journal={Journal of the American Geriatrics Society},
  year={1990},
  volume={38 10},
  pages={1093-6}
}
The Mini-Mental State Examination (MMSE) was used in a population survey of all inhabitants of Leiden, the Netherlands, over 85 years (n = 1258). In this paper we report on 532 subjects without neurological or psychiatric disease. Results show that the median score and lowest quartile cut-off score remain high until the tenth decade (median score = 28, lowest quartile cut-off score = 26). Thus age, in itself, is not a major limitation in using the MMSE. In this study a comparatively low level… CONTINUE READING