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Stage of Dementia Calculator
Clinical Dementia Rating (CDR)
The CDR is a tool to give an estimated idea of the current level of dementia a person may have. It is best suited for people with Alzheimer's but can also be useful (although possibly less accurate) for those with other forms of dementia.
Click one button from each section that best describes the person you are trying to evaluate.
No memory loss or slight, inconsistent forgetfulness
Consistent slight forgetfulness; partial recollection of events; "benign" forgetfulness
Moderate memory loss: more marked for recent events; defect interferes with everyday activity
Severe memory loss, only highly learned material retrained: new material rapidly lost
Severe memory loss only fragments remain
Fully oriented but with slight difficulty with time relationships
Moderate difficulty with time relationships; oriented for place at examination; may have geographic disorientation elsewhere
Severe difficulty with time relationships; usually disoriented to time, often to place
Oriented to person only
Judgment& Problem Solving
Solves everyday problems and handles business and financial affairs well; judgment good in relation to past performance
Slight impairment in solving problems, similarities and differences
Moderate difficulty in handling problems, similarities and differences; social judgment usually maintained
Severely impaired in handling problems, similarities and differences; social judgment usually impaired
Unable to make judgments or solve problems
Independent function as usual in job, shopping, volunteer and social groups
Slight impairment in these activities
Unable to function independently at these activities though may still be engaged in some; appears normal to casual inspection
No pretense of independent function home; appears well enough to be taken to functions outside the family home
Appears too ill to be taken to functions outside the family home
Home and Hobbies
Life at home, hobbies and intellectual interests well maintained
Life at home, hobbies and intellectual interests slightly impaired
Mild but definite impairment of functions at home; more difficult chores, and complicated hobbies and interests abandoned
Only simple chores preserved; very restricted interests, poorly maintained
No significant function in the home
Fully capable of self-care
Requires assistance in dressing hygiene and keeping of personal effects
Requires much help with personal care; frequent incontinence
Score only as decline from previous usual level due to cognitive loss, not impairment due to other factors.
Morris, J.C. (1993) The Clinical Dementia Rating (CDR): current version and scoring rules. Neurology, 43, 2412-4.
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