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Proactive and Personalised Primary Care of the Elderly
Ascertain Dementia 8 item Questionnaire
Purpose : Brief screening for early dementia
Admin time : 5-10 min
User Friendly : High
Administered by : Healthcare worker or caregiver
Content : 8 questions answered yes or no, used to characterize six domains of cognitive and functional performance applicable to Alzheimer Disease and related dementias: memory, orientation, judgment & problem solving, community affairs, home & hobbies, and personal care.
The AD8® feedback provides descriptive anchors that guide the clinician in making appropriate ratings based on interview data and clinical judgment.
Author : Galvin JE et al, 2005
Copyright : Washington University. Public Domain for clinical use
Washington University grants permission to use and reproduce The AD8: The Washington University Dementia Screening Test,
also referred to as the “Ascertain Dementia 8-item Informant Questionnaire (AD8)," without modification or editing of any kind
solely for (1) clinical care purposes, defined as a physician’s use of the AD8 for non-research patient care services, and (2) non-
commercial research, defined as investigator-initiated clinical research that is not funded or supported, in whole or in part, by
any for-profit entity (collectively, the “Purpose”).
Individuals or corporations intending to use the AD8 for any use other than the Purpose stated above, including clinical trial or commercial purposes, must obtain WU’s prior written permission,granted by an authorized representative of WU. To obtain permission, visit http://knightadrc.wustl.edu/CDR/AD8.htm and refer to the AD8 Permission & Licensing Policy section
This Tool is used in Dementia
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Dementia is one of 4 sub-domains of the
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The Psychological Assessment is one of 8 domains of the
Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment (CGA)
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