The Validation of a Caregiver Assessment of Dementia: The Dementia Severity Scale

  title={The Validation of a Caregiver Assessment of Dementia: The Dementia Severity Scale},
  author={Philip D. Harvey and Patrick J Moriarty and Leah S. Kleinman and Karin S Coyne and Carl H. Sadowsky and Michael Chen and Dario F. Mirski},
  journal={Alzheimer Disease \& Associated Disorders},
Objective:The objective of this study was to refine and validate the Dementia Severity Scale (DSS), a newly developed assessment of dementia severity from a caregiver's perspective. The Dementia Severity Scale is designed to measure deficits in activities of daily living (ADL), behavioral disturbances, and the caregiver's perception of the patient's current cognitive abilities. Methods:Community dwelling caregiver/patient dyads were recruited from 12 clinical sites. Patients had a primary… 
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