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Global Deterioration Scale (GDS) for Staging a Patient with Alzheimer's Disease

Purpose:

To classify a patient's level of cognitive functioning using the Global Deterioration Scale (GDS) of Reisberg et al.

Specialty:

Neurology, Psychiatry, Ophthalmology & Otolaryngology

Objective:

severity, prognosis, stage

ICD-10:

F00

Description:

Reisberg et al developed the Global Deterioration Scale (GDS) to stage the progression of dementia in a patient. The authors are from the New York Medical Center.

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