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Anales de la Facultad de Ciencias Médicas (Asunción)

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DE MESTRAL, E  and  FACULTAD DE CIENCIAS MEDICAS. UNIVERSIDAD NACIONAL DE ASUNCION. Catedra de Etica Médica y Bioética. About the usefullness of the MiniMental Test. An. Fac. Cienc. Méd. (Asunción) [online]. 2010, vol.43, n.2, pp.57-60. ISSN 1816-8949.

SUMMARY Neuropsychology studies the cerebral superior functions and the relationship between the healthy or sick brain and behavior. Cognitive deterioration brings behavioral changes and limitation of self-sufficiency. Folstein's MiniMental State is a simple tool for a rapid evaluation of the mental status by primary care doctors. The family plays an essential role in the accompaniment and the containment of these patients. A clear explanation of the situation redounds to benefit of the patients and relatives. Key words: MiniMental State, dementia, neuropsychology, cognitive.

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