Instrumental activities of daily living: a stepping‐stone towards Alzheimer's disease diagnosis in subjects with mild cognitive impairment?

@article{Nygrd2003InstrumentalAO,
  title={Instrumental activities of daily living: a stepping‐stone towards Alzheimer's disease diagnosis in subjects with mild cognitive impairment?},
  author={Louise Nyg{\aa}rd},
  journal={Acta Neurologica Scandinavica},
  year={2003},
  volume={107}
}
  • L. Nygård
  • Published 1 February 2003
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Acta Neurologica Scandinavica
This paper challenges the requirements of normal activities of daily living/instrumental activities of daily living (ADL/IADL) functioning in mild cognitive impairment and stresses the need for further research and assessment refinement. Although people who develop dementia seem to experience subtle changes in complex IADLs long before the disease onset, studies that compare cognitively mildly impaired subjects with demented and nondemented subjects present no clear consensus regarding… 
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