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(PSYCHIATRIC TIMES) - How well a patient counts, remembers word lists, or performs other basic tests may not indicate how far Alzheimer's dementia has progressed biologically, according to a study presented at the RSNA meeting.

The Mini-Mental Status Exam has been the standard diagnostic tool for Alzheimer's disease for years, relying on a series of simple cognitive tests to calculate a score for degree of mental impairment. In 58 patients who also underwent PET or SPECT imaging, however, the MMSE showed little correlation with imaging evidence of advanced disease.

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