An Item Pool to Assess Activities of Daily Living in Alzheimer’s Disease

The Alzheimer’s Disease Cooperative Study
  • Douglas R. Galasko
  • David Bennett
Part of the Advances in Alzheimer Disease Therapy book series (AADT)


The evaluation of activities of daily living (ADL) is an underdeveloped area in clinical trials for Alzheimer’s Disease (AD). If an anti-dementia drug improves cognitive function or slows the rate of progression of AD, ideally this effect should extrapolate to a change in a patient’s ADL if it is clinically appreciable. Consequently, ADL assessment was identified as an important initiative by the Alzheimer’s Disease Cooperative Study (ADCS), a multi-center consortium formed to carry out clinical trials in AD.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Douglas R. Galasko
    • 1
  • David Bennett
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Neurosciences (Neurology)University of CaliforniaSan DiegoUSA
  2. 2.Department of NeurologyRush-Presbyterian Medical CenterChicagoUSA

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