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Clinical Assessment Tools

Learn how these assessment tools may be used in today’s clinical practice settings.

Amsterdam Instrumental Activities of Daily Living Questionnaire (A-IADL-Q)*: This video provides background information on the
A-IADL-Q—a functional tool designed to assess an individual for impairments in complex daily activities, including management of finances, using household appliances, and performing leisure activities. This questionnaire is completed by an informant.

Montreal Cognitive Assessment (MoCA)*: This video describes the MoCA test—a global cognitive tool used to objectively assess an individual’s short-term memory, visuospatial abilities, executive functions, attention, concentration, working memory, language, and orientation to time and place. This test is completed by the patient. Note: Official MoCA Training and Certification at is required to administer, score, and interpret the MoCA test.

Neuropsychiatric Inventory Questionnaire (NPI-Q)*: This video describes the NPI-Q—a behavioral tool used to assess an individual for neuropsychiatric symptoms (NPS) associated with memory problems. This questionnaire is completed by an informant.

Quick Dementia Rating System (QDRS)*: This video describes the QDRS—a rapid dementia-staging tool that differentiates individuals with and without dementia and provides the stage or severity of dementia by assessing key domains of their cognition, function, and behavior. This assessment is completed by the informant or the patient.

Clinical Assessment Tools Used in Alzheimer’s Disease Clinical Trials: This brochure facilitates comparison of some of the most common AD clinical assessment tools used in clinical trials by providing an overview of each tool’s numerical scoring system, disease severity, and domains assessed.

*Note: This is an educational resource only and does not provide certification or permission to use the tool.