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Consortium to Establish a Registry on Alzheimer's Disease

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CERAD

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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, Folstein, & McHugh, 1975), a 15-item modified Boston Naming Test (Kaplan, Goodglass, & Weintraub, 1978), and an Animal Naming verbal fluency test (Isaacs & Kennie, 1973). Also included are a ten-item word list memory test, with free recall (immediate and delayed) and...

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Vanderhill, S., Strauss, E., Sherman, E.M.S. (2011). Consortium to Establish a Registry on Alzheimer's Disease. In: Kreutzer, J.S., DeLuca, J., Caplan, B. (eds) Encyclopedia of Clinical Neuropsychology. Springer, New York, NY. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-0-387-79948-3_534

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