Mini-Mental State Examination (MMSE) Calculator

Read the following text to the patient:
 « I'm going to ask you a few questions to assess how your memory works. Some are very simple, others a little less. You must answer as best you can ».
Thereafter, the texts in italics outside the items to be ticked are to be read to the patient.
Check the correct answers to the following questions: 
Orientation
What is today's full date?(if complete, tick all the boxes, otherwise break down the questions)

Now I'm going to ask you some questions about where we are.
Learning
I will tell you three words; I would like you to repeat them to me and try to memorize them because I will ask you for them again presently. (three versions of words are offered, choose only one of the words per line)
Repeat the 3 words. (now tick one line per repeated word)
Attention and calculation
Do you want to count from 100 subtracting 7 each time?
If the patient is in difficulty, tell him: Do you want to spell the word WORLD backwards?(one dot per letter)
reminder
Can you tell me what were the 3 words that I asked you to repeat and remember earlier?
Language

Place a sheet of paper on the desk, show it to the subject and tell him: « Listen well and do what I tell you:»

Hand the subject a sheet of paper on which is written in large letters: « CLOSE YOUR EYES » e and say to the subject:

Hand the subject a sheet of paper and a pen, saying:
Constructive praxes
Hold out a sheet of paper to the subject and ask him, showing him the drawing below:




Score :

Definition of Mini-Mental State Examination (MMSE)

The mini-mental state (MMS) or mini-mental state examination (MMSE) or Folstein test is a test to assess a person's cognitive functions and memory capacity. The mini mental test is used for diagnostic orientation when faced with suspected dementia. It is used in particular in the context of screening for Alzheimer's type dementia.

The test is universal and consists of a series of thirty questions, of varying difficulty, divided into six categories:

assessment of orientation skills in time and space (day, month, year, place, floor);

capacities for learning and transcribing information (the patient takes a sheet and does what he is told with it);

attention and calculation capacities (the patient remembers 3 words then makes a series of mental calculations);

information recall and memory retention abilities (the patient must remember the 3 words);

language and identification skills (objects are shown to the patient and he must name them);

constructive praxis (i.e. the ability to organize a series of movements for a specific purpose by reproducing geometric shapes).

For each of the thirty questions, a correct answer results in a score of 1 and a wrong or approximate answer, a score of 0. The final score is noted out of 30 points.

Interpretation of the result: Mini-Mental State Examination (MMSE)

a score returned at the end of the test less than or equal to 24 points makes it possible to evoke an altered state of consciousness and to direct towards the diagnosis of dementia.


The score is modulated and weighted according to a grid of points corresponding to the socio-cultural origin of the person, his level of study and the total duration of the examination.


Although it is not a diagnostic tool, the type of dementia can be specified according to the sub-scores of each of the parts: memory disorders orient more towards the diagnosis of Alzheimer-type dementia, while attention deficits guide the diagnosis of subcortical dementia, frontal syndrome or even vascular dementia.