Functional disability in Alzheimer's disease.

  title={Functional disability in Alzheimer's disease.},
  author={Serge G. Gauthier and Isabelle G{\'e}linas and Leslie Gauthier},
  journal={International psychogeriatrics},
  volume={9 Suppl 1},
Functional impairment is a core symptom of Alzheimer's disease. The most accurate indicator of functional impairment is the decline in performance of Activities of Daily Living (ADL). Several scales have been used to measure ADL in geriatric and Alzheimer's disease (AD) populations including the Disability Assessment for Dementia (DAD). The key to making a correct differential diagnosis between benign cognitive impairment and dementia is the detection of a decline in functioning. The… CONTINUE READING


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