Complex activities of daily living in mild cognitive impairment: conceptual and diagnostic issues.

@article{Perneczky2006ComplexAO,
  title={Complex activities of daily living in mild cognitive impairment: conceptual and diagnostic issues.},
  author={Robert Perneczky and C{\'o}rina Pohl and Christian Sorg and Julia Hartmann and Katja Komossa and Panagiotis Alexopoulos and Stefan Wagenpfeil and Alexander Kurz},
  journal={Age and ageing},
  year={2006},
  volume={35 3},
  pages={240-5}
}
BACKGROUND The impact of cognitive impairment on activities of daily living (ADL) is being used as a major criterion for differentiating between mild cognitive impairment (MCI) and dementia. The concept of an ADL threshold that separates MCI from dementia, however, appears to be improbable for several reasons. OBJECTIVES To determine whether complex ADL are impaired in patients with MCI; to examine the usefulness of the assessment of ADL impairment for the diagnosis of MCI; to explore whether… CONTINUE READING