Encyclopedia of Clinical Neuropsychology

2018 Edition
| Editors: Jeffrey S. Kreutzer, John DeLuca, Bruce Caplan

Consortium to Establish a Registry on Alzheimer’s Disease

  • Susan VandermorrisEmail author
  • Esther Strauss
  • Elisabeth M. S. Sherman
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-57111-9_534




The Consortium to Establish a Registry for Alzheimer’s Disease (CERAD) neuropsychological battery was designed to provide an efficient, standardized method to evaluate cognitive functioning in individuals with Alzheimer’s disease (AD). Originally employed in a large-scale longitudinal research program, tests were selected to provide coverage of the primary cognitive deficits associated with AD (e.g., memory, language, praxis, and intellectual status) and to have a range of difficulty appropriate for use through much of the course of the disease (Morris et al. 1989). Individual tests within the battery include well-known, commonly used measures such as the Mini-Mental State Exam (MMSE; Folstein et al. 1975), a 15-item modified Boston Naming Test (Kaplan et al. 1978), and an Animal Naming verbal fluency test (Isaacs and Kennie 1973). Also included are a ten-item word list memory test, with free recall (immediate and delayed) and recognition (delayed)...

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Susan Vandermorris
    • 1
    Email author
  • Esther Strauss
    • 2
  • Elisabeth M. S. Sherman
    • 3
  1. 1.Neuropsychology and Cognitive Health ProgramBaycrestTorontoUSA
  2. 2.Department of PsychologyUniversity of VictoriaVictoriaCanada
  3. 3.Copeman Healthcare CentreCalgaryCanada