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Table 1 Characteristics of a multi-domain AD scale for daily medical practice

From: Review of Alzheimer's disease scales: is there a need for a new multi-domain scale for therapy evaluation in medical practice?

1) Easy and quick administration by an experienced clinician; about 10 minutes administration time
2) Reliable and valid for AD
3) Covering the AD relevant areas cognition, activities of daily living, behavior, communication and social interaction, and quality of life
4) Applicable to all AD severity stages (with minimal floor and ceiling effects)
5) Useful for monitoring of disease progression in clinical practice
6) Sensitive to measure therapy effects