Assessment Resources.


  1. VIVE Video on Interviewing Vulnerable Elders
  2. Folstein MINI Mental State Examination (Assessment) Tool is Copy Right Protected!, You can not use it without paying for it. Read this article! The New England Journal of MedicineCopyright and Open Access at the Bedside December 29th 2011
  3. Hartford Institute for Geriatric Nursing,, Try This Series, Assessment Tools


  1. Activities of Daily  Living Inventory
  2. ADD and Treatment of Discomfort for People with Late Stage dementia
  3. AD-S Informant Interview -A brief Informant to detect interview
  4. A Guide to Assessing Needs: Essential Tools for Collecting Information, Making Decisions and Achieving Development Results - Free Book Download
  5. Allen Cognitive Level Screen
  6. Assessment CDR Information
  7. Assessment of Older Adults with Diminished - Capacity: A handbook for Psychologists
  8. Assessments
  9. Assessments - Admission Intimacy History
  10. Assessments - Assessment of Sexual Behavior
  11. Assessments - Sexual Behaviourial Assessment
  12. Assessments - Sexuality Practice Guidelines
  13. Back to the A-B-C's, Understanding & Responding to Behavior Symptoms in Dementia
  14. Brief Evaluation of Executive Dysfunction
  15. CDR Clinical Dementia Rating (Tool)
  16. CAGE Questionnaire
  17. Care give Symptom Tracker to take to physicians appointments
  18. CMS review of Care and Services for a Resident with Dementia Checklist
  19. CANE Clearinghouse on Abuse and Neglect of the Elderly, University of Delaware
  20. Cleveland Scale for Activities of Daily Living CSALD
  21. Clinical Dementia Rating Scale
  22. Clinical Dementia Rating Scale Information
  23. Cognistat
  24. Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment
  25. Conflict Tactics Scale
  26. Consolability Pain Assessment Tool
  27. Cornell Scale for Depression in Dementia
  28. Dementia and Delirium Assessment Tools - Offers access to the Clock Drawing Test, Confusion Assessment Method, Short Portable Mental Status Questionnaire, and Time and Change Test.
  29. Dementia Capability Tool Kit - Free Download
  30. Dependence Scale
  31. Dewing Risk for Wandering Risk Assessment Tool
  32. Direct Assessment of Functional Status
  33. Disability Assessment for Dementia DAD
  34. DOLOPLUS-2 Scale  Behavioural Pain Assessment in the Elderly
  35. EM Finders, Elopement Risk Assessment Form, Elopement Risk Assessment Decision Tree
  36. Environment & Communication Assessment Tool Kit
  37. Executive Dysfunction Assessment - Recommended for all discharges from Rehab and Hospital where patient has not returned to baseline cognition and dementia was not present prior to admission.
  38. FAB: Frontal Assessment Battery at Bedside Tool
  39. FAST - Functional Assessment Staging Tool for Alzheimer's
  40. Gathering Data on Sexual Orientation
  41. Geriatric Nutrition Assessment for Rural Primary Care Providers
  42. General Practitioner Assessment of Cognition (GPCOG)- The GPCOG: A new screening test for dementia designed for general practice, Journal of the American Geriatrics Society 2002 Pages 530 to 534
  43. Geriatric Pain Toolkit- free assessments available
  44. Global Clinical Dementia Rating Scale CDR - Online Form
  45. Guidelines for the Evaluation of dementia and Age Related Cognitive Change, American Psychological Association
  46. HC Pro MDS Central
  47. IDEAS - Innovate Designs in Environment for an Aging Society
  48. John A. Hartford Foundation
  49. Making Medical decisions for Someone Else: a How to guide - American Bar Association
  50. MDS 3.0 Training Materials
  51. MDS Training Slides
  52. MDS Updates
  53. Memory and Behavior Problems Checklist—1990R
  54. Minnesota's ADRC Online Assessment Form
  55. Minimum Data Set (MDS) - National Alzheimer's Coordinating Center
  56. Mini Cog: a cognitive vital signs measure for dementia screening in multi lingual elderly
  57. Mini - Cog Test
  58. The Mini Cognitive Exam - The Mini-Cog in a tool that can be used to detect dementia quickly and easily in various settings, either during routine visits or hospitalization. This site features information about the Mini-Cog and how to administer it. Also features links to other pages related to the Mini-Cog, Alzheimer’s screening tests, geriatric care and dementia.
  59. National Alzheimer's Coordinating Center - The following assessments are available - FTLD Module, Uniform Data Set UDS, Neuropathology Data Set NP
  60. Non Verbal Depression Scale Hayes and Lohse
  61. NOPPAIN Non Communicative Patients Pain Assessment Instrument
  62. Nursing Management of Disturbed Behavior in Aged Care Facilities, Lecture Notes and Resource Kit with Many assessments
  63. PAINAD Pain Assessment in Advanced Dementia Scale
  64. Pallipedia - The Free Online Palliative Care Dictionary
  65. PAR - Assessments Products and Services
  66. Person Centered Dementia Assessment Tool
  67. Policy Focus: How to Gather Data on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity in Clinical Settings
  68. Promoting Sexual Safety, Responding to Sexual Activity and managing Allegations of Sexual Assault in Adult Acute Inpatient Units
  69. PSAT The Psychosexual Assessment and Treatment Continuum 
  70. QUE Cards for MDS 3.0 Free Download
  71. Reality Comprehension Clock Test and Dementia Population Gift of Purpose Programs Dementia Tools, Communication Art, Inc
  72. Revised Algase Wandering Scale (RAWS)
  73. SAMSHA Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration- Substance Abuse Among Older Adults includes assessment and screening and treatment
  74. Screening for Mistreatment of Older Adults
  75. Screening Older Adults for Executive Dysfunction
  76. Screening Tools and Referral Protocol Stopping Abuse Against Older Ohioans, A Guide for Service Providers
  77. Self Care Performance Tool
  78. Short Geriatric Depression Scale (SGDS)
  79. Short Michigan Alcoholism Screening Test-Geriatric Version (SMAST-G)
  80. Strategies for Nurse Managers
  81. Substance Abuse Screen and Assessment Instruments Database- Alcohol and Drug Abuse Institute, University of Washington, ADAI Libra
  82. The Cohen-Mansfield Agitation Inventory: Long Form with Expanded Descriptions of Behaviors
  83. The Memory Survey
  84. US Department of Health and Human Services -Agency for Health Care Research and Quality - National Guideline Clearinghouse - Wandering Guidelines and Assessments
  85. VIVE Video- Interviewing Vulnerable Elders
  86. Whole Person Dementia Assessment Tool


How To Try This: The Mini-Cog . American Journal of Nursing, 107(12), 62-71) Features more in-depth information about the mini-cog including its uses, administration, interpretation of results, cultural considerations, and communication of results.

Mini Cognitive Instrument:
Scroll down to the “General Assessment Series” box. In the upper righthand corner, click on “Click to view”. Scroll down to issue 3.

Diagnostic Manuals

International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems
Published by World Health Organization WHO

Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders Fourth Edition
Published by the American Psychiatric Association



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