Alzheimer’s Disease Assessment Scale – Cognitive (ADAS-Cog)

The Alzheimer’s Disease Assessment Scale (ADAS) of which one section is the ADAS Cog, evaluates cognitive functions affected in Alzheimer’s disease including memory, language and praxis. This 11-part test is more thorough than the MMSE and can be used for people with mild symptoms. It is a commonly used for brief examination of memory and language skills and is often used as a measure in clinical drug trials. It takes around 30 minutes and can be conducted by several members from the multidisciplinary team (such as a doctor, nurse, OT or psychologist)