A dependency model for patients with Alzheimer's disease: its validation and relationship to the costs of care--the LASER-AD Study.

@article{Livingston2004ADM,
  title={A dependency model for patients with Alzheimer's disease: its validation and relationship to the costs of care--the LASER-AD Study.},
  author={Gill Livingston and Cornelius L. E. Katona and Brigitte Roch and Chantal Guilhaume and Beno{\^i}t Rive},
  journal={Current medical research and opinion},
  year={2004},
  volume={20 7},
  pages={1007-16}
}
BACKGROUND Loss of independence becomes more marked as Alzheimer's disease (AD) progresses and contributes significantly to its societal and economic burden. Existing measures of functional disability focus either on basic or on instrumental activities of daily living (ADL). It would be more appropriate to combine these but, using existing assessment tools, this would involve considerable quantitative analysis. Recently, a qualitative and pragmatic system of classifying AD patients according to… CONTINUE READING