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Acing the Mini-Mental Status Exam by Kate K. Patient Expert Posted Fri 12 Dec 2008 3:43pm This morning I wake up thinking about a yellow shoe hanging from a pine tree, and I decide to write this blog. It is September 12, 2007, and I am at the University of Colorado Medical School in Denver (you'll understand why this date and location is important later). I glance around the small room packed tightly with twenty people, all with ... Read on »
Acing the Mini-Mental Status Exam by Kate K. Patient Expert Posted Thu 11 Sep 2008 3:51pm This morning I wake up thinking about a yellow shoe hanging from a pine tree, and I decide to write this blog. It is September 12, 2007, and I am at the University of Colorado Medical School in Denver (you'll understand why this date and location is important later). I glance around the small room packed tightly with twenty people, all with ... Read on »
What if You Had a Fire in Your Kitchen? The Tale of Two Mini–Mental State Examinations by Bob DeMarco Patient Expert Posted Mon 17 Sep 2012 10:42am “After doing a physical exam, he started asking me questions obviously designed to find out ‘eef’ I’m mentally competent,” he said. By Marie Marley Alzheimer's Reading Room Ed, 1980 It was 1980. I was deeply in love with Ed, my colorful and eccentric Romanian soul mate, and we had been living together for ... Read on »
So, I’m a Dysfunctional Executive? by Bill S. Health Maven Posted Thu 14 Oct 2010 8:42am Just got home from my 4-month meeting with my neurologist.  I seem to be doing OK as far as the motor symptoms are concerned.  But the non-motor stuff seems to be on a downhill slide. On the good side I’ve lost weight.  On the bad side seems like the of my are involved in this thing now. I described yesterday’s fun in the shower ... Read on »
What's Happening to Mom? - Taking the First Step by Sharon K. Brothers, MSW Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted Tue 28 Oct 2008 9:40pm Carrie has a full-time job and two kids still at home. When her dad became ill and passed away unexpectedly, Carrie spent a lot of time with her mother, talking to her about what she would be doing with her life now. Carrie worried about depression becoming a problem for her mom, and her mother being alone, but what she discovered was that her ... Read on »
Did the Wizard Ever Get Back to You About That Brain? by Kate K. Patient Expert Posted Fri 12 Dec 2008 3:42pm Can you remember how many houses you own? That’s not a problem for most of us. I bet Obama and McCain would also have trouble remembering what those of us living with Parkinson’s try to cram into our shrinking brains. When I read Terri Reinhart’s article, Cramming, about preparing for an upcoming neuropsych test, I chuckled and reminisced ... Read on »
Put to the Test by Kate K. Patient Expert Posted Fri 12 Sep 2008 3:56pm It was a humbling experience. This week I met with the deep brain stimulation (DBS) surgery specialist on two consecutive days for an evaluation of my DBS system that was installed nearly two years ago. I was convinced that DBS wasn't working properly as I often threatened to yank the electrodes and wires out of my head, pull the stimulator out ... Read on »
Dementia Cognitive Testing- The "SLUMS" Test by Susan L. Patient Expert Posted Sat 13 Mar 2010 12:00am A standard test used in the field for quickly gauging a person's cognitive level has been the Mini Mental State Exam or MMSE.  Most likely when you brought your loved one to the doctor or neurologist, this is the test they used.  There is now another cognitive test available called the SLUMS exam. ... Read on »
Officially Accepted to Grad School by CCLCM Student .. Medical Student Posted Thu 23 Oct 2008 2:03pm So far, this week has been way intense. We are having double seminars every day again, and double reading too. Sigh. But the seminars have continued to be good on the whole. Yesterday we covered neurodegenerative diseases, and today we did inflammation and infection in the central nervous system. We also had a neuroanatomy session instead of ... Read on »
A Day On The Neurology Service by ADoctorInTheHouse Posted Thu 17 Jul 2014 10:55am First of all, thank you all so much for your support while I blog intermittently though residency- all your nice comments mean SO much to me!!! Now, onto Neurology!  (Mayo just ranked #1 in the country for neurology!  It also ranked #1 for 8 other specialties I think… it’s a pretty great place!) My intern year at Mayo consists of ... Read on »