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I have a document from a Specialist Psychiatrist Elderly.

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I have a document from a Specialist Psychiatrist for the Elderly. It shows the following. She scored 7/10 on an AMT which shows a significant decline on 2009 MMSE test.
This seems to me the same ratio if one divides by 3.
Does this make sense and can you explain what this means please?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 1 year ago.
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Thanks for this question
So the score on the MMSE was 21/30?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.

Yes but it makes no sense if there was a significant decline to me, as 7/10 is the same as 21./30 by my reckoning

Customer: replied 1 year ago.

I am repeating the question is 7/10 AMT the same as 21/30 MMSE please or does this show a decline?

Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 1 year ago.
You can't compare the two. They are different tests.7 points on AMT doesn't equal 21 on MMSEThe patient needs another MMSE