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2012AB Eight-item Informant Interview to Differentiate Aging and Dementia Source Information

Web site:
http://alzheimer.wustl.edu/

Authority
AD8: Eight-item Informant Interview to Differentiate Aging and Dementia was developed by researchers at the Knight Alzheimer' s Disease Research Center at Washington University School of Medicine.

Purpose
AD8 (Ascertain Dementia 8) is used to screen for the probability of a person having a dementia disorder such as Alzheimer's.

Description
AD8 is an Alzheimer's screening test that can be performed at home or in other settings. The 8-item questionnaire is considered an informant-based assessment because the patient's informant (usually a spouse, child, or non-family caregiver) is asked to assess whether there have been changes in the past few years in certain areas of cognition and functioning. These include memory, orientation, executive functioning, and interest in activities.

Metathesaurus Scope
The Metathesaurus representation of AD8 is extracted from the LOINC release files.

Audience
The AD8 is used by caregivers and clinicians.

Metathesaurus Update Frequency
AD8 is a new source in the 2012AB Metathesaurus release. AD8 will be updated in each Metathesaurus release as part of LOINC.

Sites Consulted

  1. Dementia Weekly [Internet]. New York: Alzheimer's Weekly LLC; c2011 [updated 2011 Nov 16]. Purdy, MC. Alzheimer's Test AD8: To Be Filled Out by Family or Friend. 2010 Oct 3 [cited 2012 Sep 4]. Available from: http://alzheimersweekly.com/node/824
  2. Galvin JE, Roe CM, Powlishta KK, Coats MA, Muich SJ, Grant E, Miller JP, Storandt M, Morris JC. The AD8: a brief informant interview to detect dementia. Neurology. 2005 Aug 23;65(4):559-64. Cited in: PubMed; PMID 16116116.
  3. Galvin JE, Roe CM,Xiong c, Morris JC. Validity and reliability of the AD8 informant interview in dementia. Neurology. 2005 Aug 23;65(4):559-64. Cited in: PubMed; PMID 17159098.