The diagnosis of dementia: diagnostic accuracy of an instrument measuring activities of daily living in a clinic-based population.

BACKGROUND/AIMS Since widely accepted definitions of dementia encompass impairments in social and occupational, as well as cognitive, function, we investigated the diagnostic accuracy of Lawton and Brody's Instrumental Activities of Daily Living (IADL) Scale as an independent test for the diagnosis of dementia. METHODS The IADL Scale was administered to… CONTINUE READING