“Effectively Assessing and Treating Dementia Patients in Long Term Care Part 2”


One test that a Speech Language Pathologist  (SLP) can use to identify the stage of Dementia that a resident is presenting in, is the Brief Cognitive Rating Scale (BCRS).  The BCRS has five axis that look at different areas such as Concentration, Recent Memory, Past Memory, Orientation, and Functioning. This assessment directly correlates with the Global Deterioration Scale (GDS).  Another test that gives a  significant correlation is the FROMAJE Mental Status Evaluation. This test looks at Function, Reasoning, Orientation, Memory, Arithmetic, Judgment, and Emotional Status. These scores  correlate with the BCRS as well as other standardized assessments, based on the severity of Dementia.   There is a cross walk that shows the correlation between these specific standardized assessments, the GDS, the Mini Mental, developmental ages, and the “severity levels” of Dementia.

SLP & Clinical Manager of the Therapy Department


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