The Saint Louis University Mental Status Exam (SLUMS) was developed at the Division of Geriatric Medicine, Saint Louis University School of Medicine in affiliation with the Veterans Association as a screening tool for detecting very early Alzheimer’s symptoms. SLUMS must be performed in the context of a full assessment for an Alzheimer’s diagnosis to be made.
- Trained Clinicians
- Cognitive abilities assess by SLUMS include:
- Short-term memory
- Naming animals
- Clock drawing test
- Recognition of geometric figures
Cognition is scored as:
- Mild Neurodegenerative Disorder
Scores are assessed differently for people with a high school education and those with less than a high school education.