A 28-year-old male asked:
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is it bad to use mnemonics for the memory test when undergoing cognitive assessment e.g addenbrokes cognitive assessment or mmse?

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Dr. Eric Weisman
35 years experience Neurology
Its OK: I'm not sure why you would be using the MMSE. I would think you would want to use something a bit more sophisticated.
Answered on Aug 9, 2014

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