Promoting Excellence : FAST - Stages of Alzheimers Disease

Instrument Name:
FAST - Stages of Alzheimers

The Functional Assessment Staging (FAST) tool allows professionals and caregivers to chart the decline of patients with Alzheimers Disease.

Clinical Care Tool - Clinical Assessment Tool

Barry Reisberg, MD
New York University Medical Center's Aging and Dementia Research Center

Author Contact Information:
Primary address: [email protected]
Alternate address: [email protected]

Reisberg B. Functional assessment staging (FAST). Psychopharmacol Bulletin 1988; 24(4) : 653-9

quality of life, Alzheimer's, functional performance, functional assessment

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