Folstein MMSE Law and Legal Definition
Folstein MMSE refers to summary exam for assessing dementia. It is to summarily assess cognitive functioning in the context of adult guardianship matters. The test measures orientation to time and place, immediate recall, short-term memory, calculation, language and constructive ability.
The Mini-Mental Status Exam (MMSE) consists of eleven questions that are used to assess such cognitive functions as orientation, learning and memory, attention, calculations, comprehension, reading, writing, and drawing. [Wilkinson v. Astrue, 2008 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 35275 (D.R.I. 2008)]