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1969

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Dec
1969

The cognitive assessment of patients with advanced dementia needs proper screening instruments that allow obtain information about the cognitive state and resources that these individuals still have. The present work conducts a Spanish validation study of the Severe Mini Mental State Examination (SMMSE).
Forty-seven patients with advanced dementia (Mini-Cognitive Examination [MEC]<11) were evaluated with the Reisberg's Global Deterioration Scale, MEC, SMMSE and Severe Cognitive Impairment Profile scales.

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Jun
1983

The mental status examinations of 63 patients with a hospital discharge diagnosis of dementia were reviewed. The examination and documentation of most areas of cognitive function were found to be incomplete in the majority of cases. The need for a complete examination of cognitive function is discussed in relation to the natural history of dementia and in the context of recent developments in the classification of organic mental disorders.

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Oct
2010

The Mini-Mental State Examination (MMSE) is widely used to detect dementia, but the diagnosis of dementia also depends on a decline in the level of daily functioning. Little is known about the relationship between performance on the MMSE and daily living abilities. This relationship was investigated in this study of an elderly population by comparing scores on the MMSE with those on both a direct assessment of everyday tasks and an indirect questionnaire about activities of daily living and physical self-maintenance.

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