The Alzheimer’s Disease Caregiver’s Questionnaire (ADCQ) is a brief (18-item) screening test for Alzheimer’s disease. The instrument can be completed in 5 to 10 minutes by a caregiver (i.e., family member, spouse, companion) or someone else who has knowledge of an individual who is suspected of having Alzheimer’s disease. The instrument is intended to be used to rate only individuals who are 40 years of age or older. The author of the test, Paul Solomon, PhD, has demonstrated that the instrument is a reliable and valid indicator of whether or not an individual has a dementia characteristic of Alzheimer’s disease. The results of the test, presented in the ADCQ Caregiver’s Report, provide information about the likelihood that the rated individual has a dementia characteristic of Alzheimer’s disease. The cost of processing the ADCQ responses and generating a feedback report is $2.99.

Paul R. Solomon, PhD

About the Author

Dr. Solomon is Clinical Director of The Memory Clinic at Southwestern Vermont Medical Center and Professor of Psychology and founding Chairman of the Neuroscience program at Williams College. He is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association and the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and he is a member of the National Academy of Neuropsychology. Dr. Solomon specializes in memory disorders related to Alzheimer's disease. He has published and presented studies for more than 20 years on the diagnosis and treatment of Alzheimer's disease. Dr. Solomon has edited or authored eight books, contributed chapters to 15 edited volumes, and co-authored and presented more than 150 research papers. He is a recipient of a National Research Service Award from the National Institutes of Health. Most recently, he developed the 7 Minute Screen, a new tool to facilitate the early recognition of Alzheimer's disease and related disorders. He has lectured extensively, both nationally and internationally, and frequently appears on national television and radio discussing the diagnosis and treatment of Alzheimer's disease. Dr. Solomon is licensed to practice psychology in Vermont and Massachusetts.

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