SLUMS Examination
SH Tariq, N Tumosa, JT Chibnall, HM Perry III, and JE Morley. The Saint Louis University Mental Status (SLUMS) Examination for Detecting Mild Cognitive
Impairment and Dementia is more sensitive than the Mini-Mental Status Examination (MMSE) - A pilot study. AM J Geriatr Psychiatry 14:900-10, 2006.
Date of Examination
Is Patient Alert
Level of Education
1. What day of the week is it? (1)
2. What is the year? (1)
3. What state are we in? (1)
4. Please remember these five objects. I will ask you again later.
Apple Pen Tie House Car
5. You have $100 and you go to the store and buy a dozen apples for $3 and a tricycle for $20.
How much did you spend? (1)
How much do you have left? (2)
6. Please name as many animals as you can in one minute.
0-4 animals (0) 5-9 animals (1) 10-14 animals (2) 15+ animals (3)
7. What are the five objects I asked you to remember? 1 point for each correct. (5)
8. I am going to give you a series of numbers and I would like you to give them to me
backwards. For example, if I say 42, you would say 24.
87 (0) 649 (1) 8537 (2)
9. This is a clock face. Please put in the hour markers and the time at
ten minutes to eleven o’clock. See attached for larger clock.
Hour markers okay (2)
Time correct (2)
10. Please place an X in the triangle. (1)
Which of the above figures is the largest? (1)
11. I am going to tell you a story. Please listen carefully because afterwards, I’m going to ask
you some questions about it.
Jill was a very successful stockbroker. She made a lot of money on the stock market. She then
met Jack, a devastatingly handsome man. She married him and had three children. They lived in
Chicago. She then stopped work and stayed home to bring up her children. When they were
teenagers, she went back to work. She and Jack lived happily ever after.
What was the female’s name? (2) What work did she do? (2)
When did she go back to work? (2) What state did she live in? (2)
High School Education
Less than High School Education
*Mild Neurocognitive Disorder