Subscribe to our newsletter:

Memory Screening Test

  • Education
  • Medical
I want this app
Download from AppStore

The Williams Memory Screening Test (WMST) was designed to screen basic memory ability in acute care environments, such as the trauma center and inpatient hospital settings. The test is very quick and easy to administer. It renders a score that allows the clinician to place the patient's memory within normal limits or impaired. The WMST is very useful in tracking patients as they recover from disorientation and memory disorder. It was used in conjunction with the Hahnemann Orientation and Memory Examination (HOME). The test is also useful with other patients sustaining severe memory disorder, such as patients with Alzheimer's disease and other dementia-related illnesses. It is very useful in deciding whether the patient should be administered more extensive testing. The WMST consists of 15 cards. There are six photographs on each card. In the presentation phase, the patient is shown each card and asked to remember one of the six photographs. After all 15 cards are presented, the patient is shown each card again and asked to point out the photograph that was designated in the presentation phase. The computer monitors the responses and computes the score. The results can be saved on the iPad or emailed to your email account. The WMST was administered to 800 normal volunteers as part of the norming of the Memory Assessment Scales (MAS). The iPad format makes the test quick and easy to administer and score. The WMST is most useful for neuropsychologists, gerontologists, neurologists, and the clinical staff of trauma centers and dementia clinics.