Jessica Beresford-Webb, Shahid Zaman

CAMDEX-DS-II: A Comprehensive Assessment for Dementia in People with Down Syndrome and Others with Intellectual Disabilities (2nd edition) – Informant Questionnaire

Book

The Informant Interview is a structured interview carried out in the absence of the person with Down Syndrome or other intellectual disabilities, with a relative or carer who has known them well over time.

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Description

The CAMDEX-DS-II is a fully updated second edition of a validated assessment for diagnosing dementia in people with Down Syndrome (a group known to be at particular risk of dementia), as well as others with intellectual disabilities. In order to differentiate decline due to dementia or other mental health issues from pre-existing impairment, particular emphasis has been placed on establishing change from the individual’s best level of functioning. The CAMDEX-DS-II comprises a comprehensive manual including guidance for diagnosis, a structured informant interview to collect information about presenting symptoms and clinical history, a direct participant assessment (CAMCOG-DS-II), and a picture book to use in conjunction with the participant assessment. The CAMDEX-DS-II nmay be used in community settings by health professionals as part of the diagnostic process, or to formalise diagnosis in the context of research.

The Informant Interview is a structured interview carried out in the absence of the person with Down Syndrome or other intellectual disabilities, with a relative or carer who has known them well over time.

Authors

Senior Editors

–   Jessica Beresford-Webb :  University of Cambridge

–   Shahid Zaman :  University of Cambridge

Sub-Editors

–   Rosalyn Hithersay : King’s College London

–   Andre Strydom : King’s College London

–   Bessy Benejam : Hospital de la Santa Creu I Sant Pau Catalan Down Syndrome Foundation Barcelona

–   Silvia Sacco : Institut Jérôme Lejeune

–   Sandra Loosli : Ludwig-Maximilians University of Munich

–   Frode Larsen : Norwegian National Advisor unit on Ageing and Health

–   Eimear Mc Glinchey : Trinity College Dublin

–   Mary Mc Carron : Trinity College Dublin

Details

Publisher: Pavilion Publishing and Media Ltd

Publication Date: October 2021

ISBN: 978-1-914010-79-8

Content

Brief Table of Contents

1.Manual

Introduction

Background

Validity

Updates

Description of the CAMDEX-DS-II

The CAMDEX-DS-II Schedule

Section 1: The informant interview

Section 2: Assessment of patient/participant

Guidance for Diagnosis

Section 1: Differential diagnosis

Section 2: Scoring

Section 3: Diagnostic criteria

Guidance for Interviewers

Example answers: Cognitive and functional decline

Example answers: Current mental health

References

Appendices: The CAMDEX-DS-II Schedule

2.Pictorial material for cognitive examination

3.Informant interview test sheets

4.Assessment of participant (CAMCOG-DS-II)

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