Archive for the ‘Power of Attorney’ Category

Set the time to ’10 past 11′

Thursday, July 31st, 2014

Clock-drawing has become one of the standard cognitive screening tools used around the world.  How did this particular test achieve such popularity and why is it so useful?  Originally, the clock-drawing test was cited in a leading Neurology textbook as a means of specifically assessing parietal lobe function in the brain ...

Can an Attorney for Personal Care Make Decisions about Organ Donation?

Tuesday, July 29th, 2014

Many people believe that a Power of Attorney for Personal Care is the proper tool in which to express their intention to donate organs.  Is this correct?  If so, does this mean that an attorney for personal care may be granted the authority to make decisions regarding the grantor’s organ ...

What if I can’t spell ‘WORLD’ backwards?

Monday, July 14th, 2014

Clinicians and lawyers are regularly exposed to a score on the Mini-Mental State Exam (MMSE) also known as the ‘Folstein test’ after the developer of the most widely used cognitive screening tool in the world. Yet it is one of the most misunderstood and misinterpreted tests in Medicine, not to ...