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Dementia



Clinical signs

1Verbal fluency test < 15
2MMSE < 27
3Clock drawing test





Sources used:

1.Kirby M et al. The clock drawing test in primary care: sensitivity in dementia detection and specificity against normal and depressed elderly. Geriatric Psychiatry Volume16, Issue10 October 2001 Pages 935-940
2.Simmons BB et al. Evaluation of Suspected Dementia. Am Fam Physician. 2011 Oct 15;84(8):895-902
3.Mitchell AJ et al. A meta-analysis of the accuracy of the mini-mental state examination in the detection of dementia and mild cognitive impairment. J Psychiatr Res. 2009 Jan;43(4):411-31
4.Eefsting JA et al. Bruikbaarheid van de 'Mini-mental state examination' voor het vaststellen van dementie; onderzoek naar de criteriumvaliditeit in een Nederlandse plattelandspopulatie. Ned Tijdschr Geneeskd. 1997;141:2066-70