The global deterioration scale for assessment of primary degenerative dementia Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Alzheimer Disease
  • Dementia
  • Psychiatric Status Rating Scales

abstract

  • 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 patients with primary degenerative dementia.

publication date

  • January 1982

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1176/ajp.139.9.1136

PubMed ID

  • 7114305

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 1136

end page

  • 9

volume

  • 139

number

  • 9