Role play with another individual (face to face) by administering the Mini-Mental State Examination (MMSE) and the Geriatric Depression Scale (GDS). After conducting this role play, address the following:
Discuss the experience of conducting the exam.
Was it difficult not to cue the interviewee?
Share thoughts on the validity of the tools–what are some of the challenges in administering the tests?
Share what they have learned about cognitive testing through these exercises.