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MEDAFILE is a web-site that provides medical information files to individuals and to medical practitioners (physicians and other health care providers).  The focus is Alzheimer's disease.

MEDAFILE MANUAL for ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE - for families, clinicians, and researchers:  This developing manual is dedicated to providing useful information on Alzheimer's disease,  forms for the evaluation of patients with Alzheimer's disease and other types of dementia, diagnostic recommendations, management suggestions, and etiological hypotheses.  

ARTICLE AND BOOK CHAPTER ON:
HOW TO DIAGNOSE ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE - for clinicians

Ashford, J.W., Schmitt, F.A., Kumar, V. Diagnosis of Alzheimer's Disease.
Psychiatric Annals, 26(5):262-268. 1996. PDF

Ashford, J.W., Schmitt, F.A., Kumar, V. Diagnosis of Alzheimer's Disease.>br>CHAPTER 5.
In: Vinod Kumar, M.D., MRC Psych. Carl Eisdorfer, Ph.D., M.D.
Advances in the Diagnosis and Treatment of Alzheimer's Disease.
Springer Publishing Company, New York. 1998. PDF

ALZHEIMER  CLINICAL EVALUATION  FORMS  AVAILABLE:
- 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 standard MMSE, as a group of items to be arithmetically summed, is  not  recommended by this site.  Note that there have been recent attempts to pull this test from the public domain by the new owners of the copyright, who have also obtained a trademark for this widely used term. As a clear public domain alternative, the Stanford / VA Alzheimer Center has developed the Brief Cognitive Exam. A better approach to dementia severity measurement is to complete the "Item Response Analysis" version of the MMSE, provided here, and calculate an estimate of the relative number of years into Alzheimer's disease, MMSEi.  The extended version, MMSEe, provides a broader assessment.

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