Diagnosis of dementia in a heterogeneous population. Development of a neuropsychological paradigm-based diagnosis of dementia and quantified correction for the effects of education.

@article{Stern1992DiagnosisOD,
  title={Diagnosis of dementia in a heterogeneous population. Development of a neuropsychological paradigm-based diagnosis of dementia and quantified correction for the effects of education.},
  author={Yaakov Stern and H. C. Andrews and Jessica Pittman and Mary C Sano and Thomas K. Tatemichi and Rafael A. Lantigua and Richard P. Mayeux},
  journal={Archives of neurology},
  year={1992},
  volume={49 5},
  pages={453-60}
}
A brief diagnostic battery of neuropsychological tests was developed for a large-scale epidemiological study of dementia. We operationally defined dementia as defective memory and defective performance in at least two other areas, including orientation, abstract reasoning, construction, and language. Criterion scores for defining defective performance on each test were developed. In a pilot study that used 51 different subjects with a working diagnosis based on physicians' assessment (ie, 32… CONTINUE READING
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