Informant Questionnaire on Cognitive Decline in the Elderly (IQCODE)

Informant Questionnaire on Cognitive Decline in the Elderly (IQCODE)
Jorm‚ 1989
Compared with 10 years ago how is this person at:
1. Recognizing the faces of family and friends
2. Remembering the names of family and friends
3. *Remembering things about family and friends‚ e.g.‚ occupations‚ birthdays‚ addresses
4. *Remembering things that have happened recently
5. *Recalling conversations a few days later
6. Forgetting what he/she wanted to say in the middle of a conversation
7. *Remembering his/her address and telephone number
8. *Remembering what day and month it was
9. *Remembering where things are usually kept
10. *Remembering where to find things which have been put in a different place than usual
11. Adjusting to any change in his/her day-to-day routine
12. *Knowing how to work familiar machines around the house
13. *Learning to use a new gadget or machine around the house
14. *Learning new things in general
15. Remembering things that happened to him/her when he/she was young
16. Remembering things he/she learned when he/she was young
17. Understanding the meaning of unusual words
18. Understanding magazine or newspaper articles
19. *Following a story in a book or on TV
20. Composing a letter to friends or for business purposes
21. Knowing about important historical events of the past
22. *Making decisions on everyday matters
23. *Handling money for shopping
24. *Handling financial matters‚ e.g. the pension‚ dealing with the bank
25. *Handling other everyday arithmetic problems‚ e.g.‚ knowing how much food to buy‚ knowing how long between visits from family or friends
26. *Using his/her intelligence to understand what’s going on and to reason things through.
* short form
Much improved‚  A bit improved‚ Not much change‚  A bit worse‚ Much worse

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