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Am J Psychiatry. 1982 Sep;139(9):1136-9.

The Global Deterioration Scale for assessment of primary degenerative dementia.

Abstract

Cognitive decline associated with old age and consistent with the diagnosis of primary degenerative dementia is a unique clinical syndrome with characteristic phenomena and progression. The authors describe a Global Deterioration Scale for the assessment of primary degenerative dementia and delineation of its stages. The authors have used the Global Deterioration Scale successfully for more than 5 years and have validated it against behavioral, neuroanatomic, and neurophysiologic measures in patients with primary degenerative dementia.

PMID:
7114305
DOI:
10.1176/ajp.139.9.1136
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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