Revised Criteria for Diagnosis of Alzheimer’s Disease (AD)

The National Institute on Aging and the Alzheimer’s Association (NIA-AA) charged a workgroup with the task of developing criteria for the symptomatic predementia phase of Alzheimer’s disease (AD), referred to in this article as mild cognitive impairment due to AD.  Continue reading

Diagnostic Criteria for Alzheimer’s Disease (AD)

NINDS-ADRDA Diagnostic criteria for Alzheimer’s Disease (AD)

Probable AD: A plus one or more supportive features B, C, D, or E

Core diagnostic criteria

A. Presence of an early and significant episodic memory impairment that includes the following features:

  1. Gradual and progressive change in memory function reported by patients or informants over more than 6 months
  2. Objective evidence of significantly impaired episodic memory on testing: this generally consists of recall deficit that does not improve significantly or does not normalise with cueing or recognition testing and after effective encoding of information has been previously controlled
  3. The episodic memory impairment can be isolated or associated with other cognitive changes at the onset of AD or as AD advances

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