Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Write a sentence

The Mini Mental State Exam (MMSE) is a test given to elderly patients as an assessment of their memory and cognition. One of the questions on the test asks the patient to write down a sentence of their choosing. I recently performed this test on a patient who is 90 years old, and I think they wrote my absolute favorite sentence in all my years of performing this test:


  1. This is so touching! I love MMSE sentence assignments, sometimes patients write me a compliment. I just love this life

  2. I think this is a good sign that this patient is in good mental health.

  3. The most common sentence I get is some variation of "I don't see the point to this."

    I also once had a patient write "fuck you, bitch."