Encyclopedia of Clinical Neuropsychology

2018 Edition
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Brief Cognitive Rating Scale

  • Megan BeckerEmail author
  • Daniel N. Allen
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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-57111-9_168




The Brief Cognitive Rating Scale (BCRS; Reisberg and Ferris 1988) is used to assess functional and cognitive abilities in both normal aging and progressive dementia. The BCRS is part of the Global Deterioration Scale Staging System (GDS; Reisberg et al. 1993) which is composed of three separate rating scales that include the GDS, the Functional Assessment Staging (FAST; Reisberg 1988), and the BCRS. The BCRS is comprised of two parts and provides objective ratings for a number of domains which include cognitive functions, functional abilities, mood, and behavior. Part I includes ratings for concentration, recent memory, remote memory, orientation, and functioning and self-care, while Part II allows for ratings of speech and language abilities, motoric capacities, mood and behavior, praxis ability, calculation ability, and feeding capacity.

Each of the domains is rated on a 1–7-point scale that ranges from normal (rating of 1) to profound impairment (rating of...

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of PsychologyUniversity of NevadaLas VegasUSA