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The Alzheimer's Disease Assessment Scale, was designed specifically to evaluate the severity of cognitive and noncognitive behavioral dysfunctions characteristic of persons with Alzheimer's disease. The cognitive subscale comprises:
1. Spoken language ability
2. Comprehension of spoken language
3. Recall of test instructions
4. Word-finding difficulty
5. Following commands
6. Naming objects and fingers
7. Constructional praxis (drawing)
8. Ideational praxis
9. Orientation
10. Word recall
11. Word recognition
Items 1-4 are based on the tester's observations throughout the session. The other items are based on specific tasks.

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1984 Nov

Development of cognitive instruments for use in clinical trials of antidementia drugs: additions to the Alzheimer's Disease Assessment Scale that broaden its scope. The Alzheimer's Disease Cooperative Study.
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(Alzheimer Dis Assoc Disord)
1997