~ (1997) is divided into two main sections. The first section ,"Aspects of Aging" discusses aspects of normal aging and defines characteristics of older adults that may influence responses to communication disorders, performance in assessment and treatment sessions, and communicative effectiveness in real life situations. The second section, Intervention Approaches, includes functional assessment, innovative models for intervention with specific clinical populations, caregiver programming, and approaches to meeting the broader communication needs of older adults.
~ (2003) evaluates dementia suggestive of Alzheimer's disease through the eyes of a caregiver. The ADCQ uses an 18-item checklist to assess: memory, confusion and disorientation, geographic disorientation, behavior, reasoning and judgement, and language abilities.
Kit includes: On-screen user's manual & 25 record forms
RANGE: 40+ years
ADMINISTRATION: Individual, 5-10 minutes LEVEL: A
~ (1993) assesses and screens patients with dementia. Subtests are: linguistic expression, linguistic comprehension, verbal episodic memory, visuo-spatial construction, and mental status.
Kit includes: Manual, 25 record forms, and form A & B stimulus books
ADMINISTRATION: Individual LEVEL: B
~ (2007) assesses changes in behavior & mood associated with the onset and course of various dementia syndromes. This 78 item assessment examines dementia by categorizing symptoms into 3 clusters (Psychopathological, Behavioral, Biological) & then into 7 domains.
Kit: CD software, Manual, 25 Response Booklets
RANGE: 30-90 years
TIME: 15 minutes LEVEL: B
~ identifies selected Axis I clinical disorders using a self-rating (form S) or an other-rating report (form R). Scales include: anxiety, cognitive competence, depression, fear of aging, obsessive-compulsive, paranoia, psychoticism, somatization, mania, and substance abuse. A full-length form and a short form are available.
Kit includes: manual, 25 form S and 25 form R booklets, 25 form S & 25 form R answer sheets, and 50 profiles.
Short-Form Kit includes manual & 25 of each booklet & 50 profile forms.
RANGE: 55-90 years
ADMINISTRATION: Group, 20-40 minutes (Short forms - 10-20 minutes) LEVEL: C
~ is a set of performance-tasks which together make up a standardized evaluation based on Allen's Cognitive Disability Theory. CPT has been designed to provide baseline measurements and track changes in global functioning over time in individuals with Alzheimer's Disease. CPT can be used to assess persons with a variety of diagnoses when the goal is to predict or explain the patients' functional capabilities in various contexts.
CPT consists of seven sub-tasks that measure common ADL activities: (1) sorting daily medications, (2) shopping for appropriate sized and priced clothing, (3) washing hands, (4) preparing food, (5) using the telephone, (6) traveling from one location to another, (7) dressing.
~ measures cognitive status in adults with cortical impairment, particularly of the degenerative type. Scales are: Attention, Initiation/Perseveration, Construction, Conceptualization, and Memory. The most difficult tasks are presented first which makes for a shorter testing time.
Kit includes: manual, 50 scoring booklets, 50 profile forms and stimulus cards
RANGE: 55+ years.
ADMINISTRATION: Individual, 15-30 minutes
~ (1995) is an informant-based rating instrument for use by psychologists in assessing the presence or absence of dementia in adults with Down syndrome. It has also been effective in assessing dementia in developmentally disabled (MR) adults without Down syndrome. DSDS was designed so that persons in the severe and profound ranges can be assessed. DSDS Also permits tracking of change over time.
Scoring criteria reflect severity of dementia in early middle or late stages. The author contends that younger DS adults may develop a dememtia which is symptomatically identical to Alzheimers disease -- however, this "early onset" dementia is potentially reversible. A DSDS booklet can be used up to 10 times in re-assessing the same client. The booklet is used to track recovery in the event that the individual has a reversible dementia.
ADMINISTRATION: Interview with caregivers, 20-60 minutes
RANGE: MR Adults LEVEL: C
~ (2003) provides information on: dementia recognition, assessment, differential diagnosis, treatment, advances in research, and evolving research directions.
~ (1998) covers all aspects of the operation of a memory disorders team, whether in a clinic or a community setting. Section one details the setting up and organizition of a clinic. Section two deals with the diagnostic process. Section three addresses management issues, from career support, pharmacological and physiological interventions, through managing common problems, to the role of the primary care physician.
~ (2003) reflects the rapidly expanding base of our scientific knowledge about aging and geriatrics. Contents include: public policy, dementia, late life psychosis, depression, and addictions.
~ is a 3-generation test for grandparents helping them to recognize their positive qualities and identify those aspects of relationships with their family that need growth. By including inventories for parents and grandchildren, GSNI provides a broad perspective on family interactions. Scales include satisfaction, success, teaching, difficulty, frustration, and information needs.
Starter set includes: manual & 20 forms and 20 booklets each for grandparent, parent and grandchild
RANGE: grandparents of children over 6 years
ADMINISTRATION: Individual LEVEL: A
~ (2003) assesses verbal and visuospatial learning and memory for diagnosis, placement, intervention, planning, or treatment. The MTOA uses word lists and geometric figures to identify impaired performance without producing floor effects or fatiguing the respondent. Two forms are available. The Long form is used to identify the presence, type and extent of learning and memory problems. The Short edition consists of a shorter word list and a simpler geometric design and is used to assess the lower limits of memory ability.
Kit includes: manual, geometric cards, 25 long forms & 25 short forms
RANGE: 55-84 years
TIME: 30-45 minutes LEVEL: C
~ This text is a easy-to-read question-and-answer format on aging, hormones, surgery, estrogen, osteoporosis and more.
~ detects gross motor impairment of specific cognitive skills in the elderly. It was designed to help differentiate between functional illness and organically based cognitive impairment. Parallel forms are available.
KIT: Manual, stimulsu books A & B, & 25 scoring sheets
RANGE: 60-93 years
ADMINISTRATION: 10 minutes, individually
~ assesses the needs of older persons and their expectations from counseling. Measures of concern include: personal, social/interpersonal, activity, and environment.
RANGE: 60+ years
ADMINISTRATION: Individual or Group LEVEL: B
~ (1996) assesses cognitive-linguistic deficits in patients residing in nursing facilities, hospitals, or clinics to allow the examiner to determine the severity levels for each skill area and develop rehabilitation goals and objectives.
Kit includes: manual, 25 record forms, 25 profile/summary forms, geriatric treatment manual and a picture book
RANGE: geriatric persons
TIME: 45-60 minutes LEVEL: B
~ (1998) assesses overall dementia in 8 cognitive areas: Comportment, Attention, Language, Memory, Motor Functioning, Conceptual Reasoning, Arithmetic, and Visuospatial Abilities. This measure also allows comparison of the patient's cognitive strengths and weaknesses with patients at 4 specific dementia severity levels, moderately severe, severe, very severe, and profound. Information for treatment planning is also included.
Kit includes: manual, 25 record forms, and manipulatives in a briefcase
RANGE: 42-90 years
ADMINISTRATION: Individual, 30-45 minutes LEVEL: B
~ measures the slowing of cognitive functioning through two brief tests: The Speed of Comprehension Test and the Spot-The-Word Vocabulary Test. RANGE 16-65 years
Kit: Manual, 3 Acetates & 150 Scoring Sheets
TIME: Speed of Comprehension Test, 2 minutes, Spot-the-Word Vocabulary test, untimed
~ focuses on environment, approach and texture to help improve patient's eating, and nutrition habits. This test is based on the fact that patients with dementia experience regression back through eating patterns learned in childhood and culminate in infantile sucking.
~ (2003) assesses cognitive functioning in situations where in-person cognitive screening is impractical or inefficient. Since the TICS does not require vision, it can also be administered face-to-face to visually impairedindividuals and/or individuals who are unable to read or write. The examinerfirst ensures that the environment is appropriate for testing by speaking with someone at the same location. All examinee responses are recorded verbatim to obtain a measure of global cognitive functioning used to monitor changes over time. The TICS correlates highly with the Mini-Mental State Examination (MMSE) listed separately.
Kit includes: Manual & 50 forms
RANGE: 60-98 years
ADMINISTRATION: Indivdiual, 10 minutes LEVEL: B
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