Assessment of everyday behavior in Alzheimer's disease patients: its significance for diagnostics and prediction of disease progression.

@article{Blsi2005AssessmentOE,
  title={Assessment of everyday behavior in Alzheimer's disease patients: its significance for diagnostics and prediction of disease progression.},
  author={Stefan Bl{\"a}si and Dorothee Brubacher and Antoinette E Zehnder and Andreas U. Monsch and Manfred Berres and Ren{\'e} Spiegel},
  journal={American journal of Alzheimer's disease and other dementias},
  year={2005},
  volume={20 3},
  pages={151-8}
}
In addition to cognitive decline, current diagnostic criteria for Alzheimer's disease (AD) require evidence of impaired social and/or occupational functioning. The Nurses' Observation Scale for Geriatric Patients (NOSGER) is used to rate the frequency of disturbances in everyday behaviors and, although not specifically developed for this purpose, is often applied for diagnostic purposes. The NOSGER assesses six dimensions: Memory, Instrumental Activities of Daily Living (IADLs), Self-Care (ADL… CONTINUE READING

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