Longitudinal assessment of patient dependence in Alzheimer disease.

  title={Longitudinal assessment of patient dependence in Alzheimer disease.},
  author={Adam M. Brickman and Aliza Riba and Karen Bell and Karen S. Marder and Marilyn Albert and Jason Brandt and Yaakov Stern},
  journal={Archives of neurology},
  volume={59 8},
BACKGROUND The Dependence Scale measures the amount of assistance patients with dementia require in performing daily activities. Validity and reliability of this scale have been demonstrated, but the progression throughout long periods in patients with Alzheimer disease (AD) has not previously been examined. OBJECTIVE To determine the longitudinal course of patient dependence in a cohort of prospectively followed AD patients. METHODS Two hundred thirty AD patients enrolled in the Predictors… CONTINUE READING


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