Can the Clinical Dementia Rating Scale Identify Mild Cognitive Impairment and Predict Cognitive and Functional Decline?

@article{Woolf2016CanTC,
  title={Can the Clinical Dementia Rating Scale Identify Mild Cognitive Impairment and Predict Cognitive and Functional Decline?},
  author={Claudia Woolf and Melissa Jane Slavin and Brian Draper and Floortje Thomassen and Nicole A. Kochan and Simone Reppermund and John David Crawford and Julian N. Trollor and Henry Brodaty and Perminder S. Sachdev},
  journal={Dementia and geriatric cognitive disorders},
  year={2016},
  volume={41 5-6},
  pages={292-302}
}
BACKGROUND The Clinical Dementia Rating Scale (CDR) is used to rate dementia severity. Its utility in diagnosing mild cognitive impairment (MCI) and its predictive value remain unknown. AIMS The aim of this study was to examine the association between CDR scores and expert MCI diagnosis, and to determine whether baseline CDR scores were predictive of cognitive or functional decline and progression to dementia over 6 years. METHODS At baseline, the sample comprised 733 non-demented… CONTINUE READING