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Cornell Scale for Depression in Dementia


Definition: Assessment of depression in association with dementia administered by the patients primary care caregiver. Scores above 10 indicate a probable major depression. Scores above 18 indicate a definite major depression. It is the most reliable scale to assess mood in the presence of cognitive impairment.

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