Research and Funding

Instruments to Detect Cognitive Impairment in Older Adults

Ascertain Dementia 8 (including Chinese & Korean versions)

Abbreviation: 
AD8
Notes: 
Verbal question and response to the caretaker (4); paper or via phone (217)
Notes: 
3 min (207) ; less than 3 min (208, 214, 217, 221)
Notes: 
Clinician (214, 215, 217, 221); Neurologist, Clinician (203 Chinese version); Neurologist (207 Korean Version)
Notes: 
Washington University grants permission to use and reproduce the AD8 exactly as it appears in the PDF without modification or editing of any kind solely for use in investigating dementia in clinical care or research in clinical care or research (http://alzheimer.wustl.edu/About_Us/AD8_Permission.htm). Free to clinicians and academics.
Measures Change Over Time: 
No
Notes: 
65-69, 75-79, 85-89 (201); 61.31 (SD 4.4 yrs) (208); Participants: 78.6 (SD 8.9 yrs); Informants: 66.4 (SD 12.9 yrs) (214); Patients with no dementia:65.5 (SD 12.3 yrs); Patients with uncertain dementia: 68.8 (SD 13.2 yrs); Patients with dementia: 75.1 (SD 10.4 yrs) (215); Mean age: 73.3 (SD 11.3 yrs) (217); Mean age: 78.1 (SD 9.2 yrs) (221); CDR 0- 72.5 ± 5.7 yrs; CDR 0.5- 75.1 ± 8.4 yrs; CDR 1- 75.4 ± 9.6 yrs (203 Chinese Version); CDR 0= 65.53 (SD 7.83); CDR 0.5= 70.11 (SD 7.38); CDR 1= 71.63 (SD 8.03); CDR 2= 77.80 (SD 7.26) (207 Korean version)
Suggested for Medicare Annual Wellness Visit: 
Yes