Self-Reporting Tool To Track Alzheimer’s Progression

A patient self-reporting tool for tracking symptoms of multiple chronic conditions, including dementia and Alzheimer’s, has been found to be both reliable and valid, according to a new Regenstrief Institute and Indiana University Center for Aging Research study. Caregivers can also use this tool to report patient symptoms.

The patient self-reporting version of the Healthy Aging Brain Care Monitor (HABC Monitor), likened to a blood pressure cuff, is sensitive to symptom change. And setting it apart from other self-reporting tools is that it is broad, covering psychological, functional and cognitive problems, senior study author Patrick Monahan, Ph.D., associate professor of biostatistics at the IU School of Medicine, said in an interview.

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