The Global Deterioration Scale (GDS) identifies the level of cognitive function of people living with Alzheimer’s and other dementias. The Global Deterioration Scale, developed by Dr. Barry Reisberg, is also referred to as the Reisberg Scale or the Global Dementia Scale.
- Trained Clinicians
- Cognitive functions assessed include
- Physical function
- Mental function
- Social function
- Cognitive function is divided into seven (7) stages.
- Stages 1-3 are the pre-dementia stages.
- Stages 4-7 are the dementia stages.