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Memory Loss Toolkit
  These tool kits were developed for the Practicing Physician Education in Geriatrics project supported by a grant from the John A. Hartford Foundation through the American Geriatrics Society. The toolkits are intended to help physicians better understand the common 'Geriatric Syndromes' and contain educational materials, suggested guidelines, forms and tools for evaluation, diagnosis and treatment.   American Geriatric SocietyThe John A. Hartford Foundation
The Memory Loss Tool Kit is used for the first evaluation of a patient with cognitive problems and suspected dementia. Professional tools automate data gathering and recording. Recommended measures include the Folstein MMSE, Geriatric Depression Scale, and the modified Hachinski. Educational materials teach patients/caregivers about common associated problems.

Click on the title of an individual tool for a short description and download options. Or download the the complete tool kit by clicking on the links in the right-hand column.
Individual Tools = indicates new tool
  Process Professional Tools Educational Materials  

Brief Screening Tools: Administration and Scoring
PDF DOC files

  Memory and Aging
PDF DOC files
  Prepare Family Report:
Patient Behavior
PDF DOC files
  Medical Evaluation of
Memory Loss
PDF DOC files
    Family Report:
The Memory Problem
PDF DOC files
    Family Report:
Medical History
PDF DOC files
  Evaluate Memory Loss Evaluation:
Initial visit
PDF DOC files
  Treatments for Alzheimer's Disease
PDF DOC files
    Geriatric Depression Scale
PDF DOC files
  Driving and Memory Loss
PDF DOC files
    Family Report:
Caregiving Issues
PDF DOC files
  Stroke Prevention in Memory Loss
PDF DOC files
Memory Loss Evaluation:
First Follow-up Visit
PDF DOC files
  Living Well with Alzheimer's Disease
PDF DOC files
        Advanced Directives in Memory Loss
PDF DOC files
        Understanding Alzheimer's Disease
PDF DOC files
        Communication and Alzheimer's Disease
PDF DOC files

Mild Cognitive Impairment
PDF DOC files

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Training Materials (2.42 MB)
Contains the additional materials not used in evaluation / management. These training materials describe the tool kit's rationale and illustrate its use (through the Case Study) in memory loss evaluation.
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not a medical professional
The tool kits are designed for use by medical professionals and are not recommended for use by lay persons looking to diagnose or manage a medical problem.

However, if you are not a medical professional but are interested in the issues addressed in the tool kits, we encourage you to download the tools and discuss them with your doctor.

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