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Dr. Marshal F. Folstein

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Johns Hopkins University
242 Garland Hall 3400 N. Charles Street
Baltimore , Maryland 21218
United States

Company Description: The Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing is a global leader in nursing research, education and scholarship and is ranked among the top 10 nursing higher...   more

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The Mini-Mental State Exam (MMSE) -- ..., 23 Dec 2011 [cached]
The Mini-Mental State Exam (MMSE) -- the brief structured screening test of mental status that is given to all patients suspected of having dementia -- was created by Marshal Folstein, M.D., a Johns Hopkins psychiatrist.
In 1973, after making her hospital rounds of geriatric patients, Susan Folstein, M.D., a young resident, would report on their mental state to her husband, Marshal Folstein, who was the attending psychiatrist.
When Dr. Folstein would ask his wife how the various patients were doing, she'd say that they were doing the same, better or worse than the last time she saw them.
Concerned that these descriptions weren't precise enough, Dr. Folstein wrote up a series of simple, direct and objective questions and commands that he wanted his wife to present to the patients: What year is it?
Dr. Folstein devised a scoring system from 0 to 30, with scores of 24 and higher considered normal. A score of 10 or less indicated severe dementia, scores between 10 and 19 indicated moderate dementia, and those who scored 19 to 24 had mild dementia. The test, which Dr. Folstein dubbed the Mini-Mental State Exam, could be completed in less than 10 minutes.
Past Visiting Professors : The Raine Medical Research Foundation : The University of Western Australia, 7 Nov 2014 [cached]
Professor Marshal Folstein Department of Psychiatry and Nutrition Science
2006 Raine Visiting Professors, 27 Jan 2013 [cached]
Professor Marshal Folstein Professor Marshal Folstein
Department of Psychiatry and Nutrition Science
Raine Medical Research Foundation - Visiting Professors - 2006 Visiting Professors, 9 Feb 2002 [cached]
Professor Marshal FolsteinProfessor Marshal Folstein
Department of Psychiatry and Nutrition Science
Adult Behavioral Medicine Center Opened, 11 Nov 2002 [cached]
The medical director of the new geriatric-psychiatric unit is Dr. Marshal Folstein, a leading national expert on the care of the geriatric patient.Dr. Folstein chairs the department of psychiatry at Tufts New England Medical Center.He is board certified in neurology, psychiatry and geriatric psychiatry.The author of the Mini Mental Status Exam, he is known to many as "the father of geriatric psychiatry in America."
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