COMMENTARY: Review: Some screening tests for dementia in older persons are accurate and practical for use in primary care

Worraall, Graham
November 2007
ACP Journal Club;Nov/Dec2007, Vol. 147 Issue 3, p76
Academic Journal
The author reflects on the review that shows the accuracy and practicality of some screening tests for dementia in older persons when used in primary care. He argues upon the varying performance of Mini-Mental State Examination (MMSE) and its limitations in case of visually or physically impaired patients. He suggests physicians to consider these limitations and both false-positive and false-negative results of MMSE. He agrees with the use of only one primary tool in screening for dementia.


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