J. Wesson Ashford, M.D.,Ph.D

A-Screen (Alzheimer Screening)

Alzheimer Evaluation Forms

Alzheimer Prevention

Alzheimer Hypotheses

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ALZHEIMER SCREEN:   The A-Screen is a test that is recommended for primary care practitioners to screen patients over the age of 60 years for possible cognitive impairment.  The MMSEs, as a group of items to be arithmetically summed, is no longer recommended by this site.  One alternative is to complete the form provided here and allow this form to calculate an estimate of the relative number of years into Alzheimer's disease suggested by the performance on the individual items.  The extended version, MMSEx, which provides a broader picture, is recommended for assessment of patients that do not pass the A-Screen.

BLT/Ashford   - a computerized screening test that is under development:
Other screening developments available on the web:

Accepted guidelines do not yet recommend screening????????
There are good screening tests available and good reasons to use them!!

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