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seven-minute screen

A neurological screening tool used to help identify patients who should be evaluated for Alzheimer's disease. The seven-minute screen is sensitive to early signs of AD and consists of four sets of questions that focus on orientation, memory, visuospatial skills and expressive language; it can distinguish between cognitive changes due to the normal ageing and those due to dementia. It can be administered by a nurse practitioner, physician assistant, medical technician or other trained office personnel. The average time needed to conduct and score it is about seven minutes.
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We offered the 7-Minute Screen to all patients over age 60 in a single primary care practice.
Client scores on the Mini Mental State Exam (MMSE) have shown individual improvements ranging from 11% to 57% and with 7-Minute Screen Test individual improvements have ranged from 17% to 240%.
During memory screening events at 10 sites, 659 of 787 older adults aged 71 years on average were screened on 1 day or at a later date with the 7-minute screen test.