A health professional asks patients questions to administer the mini-mental state exam, according to the Alzheimer's Association. Individuals print out and take the Self-Administered Gerocognitive Exam, or SAGE, at home,... More » Health Diagnostics & Imaging

Memory tests conducted by a neurologist are part of diagnosing and differentiating between types of dementia, according to WebMD. There are several different kinds of mental status exams, and they are used in combination... More » Health Conditions & Diseases Mental Health

Short-term memory loss can be tested by asking the individual questions, analyzing medical history, and by performing cognitive testing, blood tests, CT or MRI scans and a cerebral angiography, notes LiveScience. Dependi... More » Health Diagnostics & Imaging
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A person takes the mini-mental state exam, or MMSE, by answering questions that evaluate everyday mental skills, according to the Alzheimer's Association. The test allows a maximum score of 30 points. A score of 20 to 24... More » Health Conditions & Diseases Mental Health