The misplaced-objects task: a brief test for memory dysfunction in the aged.

@article{Crook1979TheMT,
  title={The misplaced-objects task: a brief test for memory dysfunction in the aged.},
  author={T. Crook and Steven H. Ferris and Mark Mccarthy},
  journal={Journal of the American Geriatrics Society},
  year={1979},
  volume={27 6},
  pages={284-7}
}
A brief, simple test for memory dysfunction in the aged is presented. Materials for the test consist of: 1) a board on which the cross-section of a seven-room house is imprinted, and 2) representations of 10 objects frequently misplaced in the home (e.g., keys). The task of the subject is to place the objects in rooms on the board and, after an interval of 5--30 minutes, to recall the location of each object. The measure is appropriate for a broad range of aged subjects, since performance… CONTINUE READING