Comparing Detection of Alzheimer's and Vascular Disease-Related Cognitive Impairment With Brief Cognitive Screens

J Neuropsychiatry Clin Neurosci. 2022 Fall;34(4):361-366. doi: 10.1176/appi.neuropsych.21040091. Epub 2022 May 17.


For 98 veterans who underwent comprehensive neuropsychological evaluation due to concern for cognitive decline, the Modified Mini-Mental State Examination (3MS) detected cognitive impairment better than the MMSE. 3MS is recommended for first-line screening of cognitive symptoms in older adults.

Keywords: Dementia; Neuropsychology MMSE Alzheimer’s Diagnosis.

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • Alzheimer Disease* / complications
  • Alzheimer Disease* / diagnosis
  • Alzheimer Disease* / psychology
  • Cognition
  • Cognitive Dysfunction* / diagnosis
  • Cognitive Dysfunction* / etiology
  • Humans
  • Neuropsychological Tests
  • Vascular Diseases*