is used as part of the diagnosis process for Dementia. The MMSE is used as a primarily initial type assessment of the cognitive status of a patient, not a long-term full mental examination. First devised by U.S. psychiatrists Marshal F. Folstein (1941 - ) and Susan E. Folstein (1944 - ) and Paul R. McHugh in 1975.

MINI-MENTAL STATE EXAMINATION (MMSE): "The MMSE has been used in the diagnostic process for Dementia but it has also been used for primary mental examinations of patients."