Alzheimer’s Disease Assessment Scale (ADAS)

Alzheimer’s Disease Assessment Scale (ADAS)
Rosen and Mohs‚ 1983
Cognitive Behavior
1.    Spoken language ability (0–5)
2.    Comprehension of spoken language (0–5)
3.    Recall of test instructions (0–5)
4.    Word-finding difficulty (0–5)
5.    Following commands (0–5)
6.    Naming objects and fingers (0–5)
7.    Constructions—copying forms (0–5)
8.    Ideational praxis (0–5)
9.    Orientation to time‚ place‚ and person (0–8)
10.Word recall memory test (0–10)
11.Word recognition memory test (0–12)
Noncognitive behavior
12.12. Tearful appearance (0–5)
13.13. Appears or reports depressed mood (0–5)
14.14. Concentration‚ distractibility (0–5)
15.15. Lack of cooperation in testing (0–5)
16.16. Delusions (0–5)
17.17. Hallucinations (0–5)
18.18. Pacing (0–5)
19.19. Increased motor activity (0–5)
20.20. Tremors (0–5)
21.21. Increased or decreased appetite (0–5)
For each severity scale‚ 0 signifies no impairment on a task or the absence of a particular behavior. A rating of 5reflects severe impairment or high frequency of abehavior

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