CERAD, The Consortium to Establish a Registry for Alzheimer’s Disease
CERAD Assessment of Service Needs

Large sums of money are currently spent for health care and for other services needed for persons with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias of the elderly. Precise information is lacking, however, as to the specific services needed and used in the long-term care of these persons.

For this reason, CERAD developed a questionnaire for administration to caregivers of CERAD subjects with AD. It assesses the need for and the extent of use of the most common services for care of persons with dementia. This questionnaire usually takes about 15 minutes to administer and includes questions on:

  • The caregiver’s current situation
  • Overnight care for the patient outside the home
  • Day care for the patient outside the home
  • Care required for the patient in the home
  • Help for the caregiver
  • Need for other services.

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Center for the Study of Aging and Human Development, Duke University Medical Center

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