The Global Deterioration Scale for assessment of primary degenerative dementia.

  title={The Global Deterioration Scale for assessment of primary degenerative dementia.},
  author={B. Reisberg and S. Ferris and M. D. de Leon and T. Crook},
  journal={The American journal of psychiatry},
  volume={139 9},
  • B. Reisberg, S. Ferris, +1 author T. Crook
  • Published 1982
  • Medicine
  • The American journal of psychiatry
  • Cognitive decline associated with old age and consistent with the diagnosis of primary degenerative dementia is a unique clinical syndrome with characteristic phenomena and progression. The authors describe a Global Deterioration Scale for the assessment of primary degenerative dementia and delineation of its stages. The authors have used the Global Deterioration Scale successfully for more than 5 years and have validated it against behavioral, neuroanatomic, and neurophysiologic measures in… CONTINUE READING
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