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Assessment of Basic Care for the Demented (ABCD)

Purpose:

To evaluate a demented person's need for assistance with activities of daily living using the ABCD scale.

Specialty:

Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine & Rehabilitation
Neurology, Psychiatry, Ophthalmology & Otolaryngology

Objective:

severity, prognosis, stage, disability and performance

ICD-10:

F00, F01, F02, F03

Description:

The Assessment of Basic Care for the Demented (ABCD) is a measure of the assistance required by a demented person for basic activities of daily living (ADL). It may be used by family members or health care providers. It can be used to monitor a patient over time.

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