Screening for dementia and delirium using an adapted Folstein Mini-Mental State Examination.

@article{Oneill1989ScreeningFD,
  title={Screening for dementia and delirium using an adapted Folstein Mini-Mental State Examination.},
  author={Desmond O'neill and B. O'Shea and James Bernard Walsh and David Coakley},
  journal={Irish medical journal},
  year={1989},
  volume={82 1},
  pages={24-5}
}
An adapted Folstein Mini-Mental State Examination was applied to 244 consecutive admissions to an acute geriatric medical unit to determine the prevalence of cognitive impairment. At a cut-off point of 23/30, 109 (44%) were rated as normal and 44 (19%) were unable to perform the test. Of the 85 (36%) who scored less than 23, 63 were suffering from dementia… CONTINUE READING