A mandate of the ADCS is to develop optimal assessment instruments for use in clinical trials. The ADCS developed virtually every current instrument used in one or more AD trials. We have experience with a variety of instruments that measure cognitive, functional, global, resource use, and quality of life status. Since 1996, over 500 academic or commercial entities have requested these instruments.

The most frequently requested instruments are the Alzheimer’s Disease Assessment Scale-Cognitive Subscale (ADAS-cog), Activities of Daily Living (ADL), and the Clinical Global Impression of Change Scale (CGIC). Certain instruments are also available in Spanish and alternative versions. Licensing, copyright and/or permission for use rules may apply.

For further information or to request an instrument, contact: ADCS ClinOps Support

ADAS-Cog Testing Kits

One of the mandates of the ADCS is to help standardize assessments used in AD clinical trials, which include collaborating with the developers of existing assessments and developing new instruments that would benefit the field. Consequently, Drs. Rosen, Mohs, and colleagues developed the ADAScog (Alzheimer’s Disease Assessment Scale – Cognitive Subscale) in 1984.

The ADCS no longer directly supplies the ADAScog kits. However, the vendor we have worked with since 1992, Prepress Type and Graphics (PrepressType@cox.net, 619-528-0800), will continue to produce the standardized kits.

If you have questions, please email ADCS ClinOps Support.