Middlesex Elderly Assessment of Mental State, The (MEAMS)

Middlesex Elderly Assessment of Mental State, The (MEAMS)

Description

Middlesex Elderly Assessment of Mental State (MEAMS) detects gross impairment of cognitive skills in the elderly.

Middlesex Elderly Assessment of Mental State (MEAMS) detects gross impairment of cognitive skills in the elderly.

Author:

Screen for gross impairment of cognitive skills in the elderly

Age Range:

Adult

Administration:

10 minutes

Forms:

Two Parallel Forms

Norms:

120 U.K. patients

Publication Date:

1989

The Middlesex Elderly Assessment of Mental State (MEAMS) is the benchmark screening test to detect gross impairment of specific cognitive skills in the elderly. Differentiate between functional illnesses and organically-based cognitive impairments.
The MEAMS systematically surveys the major areas of cognitive performance using a comprehensive range of subtests:

  • Orientation
  • Memory
  • New learning
  • Naming
  • Comprehension
  • Arithmetic
  • Visio spatial skills
  • Perception