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Are you or your loved ones at risk?

Are you concerned that your loved ones’ memory has faded? Do you often have the feeling they are​ forgetting or misplacing things? In the second half of life, forgetfulness can be normal. However, rather than occasional forgetfulness, it can also indicate a more serious medical conditions such as Mild Cognitive Impairment. Once you notice changes it’s critical to seek for professional assistance.​

This Short-IQCODE questionnaire​ has been developed and validated by healthcare professionals to assess individuals with cognitive impairment 1-4. The Short-IQCODE is not a diagnostic tool and was not designed to be used as such. If you are concerned about any aspect of your memory, it´s best to visit to your doctor. However, this questionnaire could help you to start a conversation with your healthcare professional. You can even print out your results and show them during your appointment.​

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Remember what your friends and relatives were​ like 10 years ago and compare with today by indicating what has improved, stayed the same or got worse. Are you ready?​

OBJECTIVE:

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It may be important for you to talk with your physician about treatment options for symptoms.

A. INSTRUCTIONS:

Answer each question by writing the number of points in the boxes.
To what extent do you experience the following problems?

 

 

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SYMPTOMS
SCORE
Remembering things about family and friends e.g. occupations, birthdays, addresses*
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Remembering things that have happened recently*
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Recalling conversations a few days later*
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Remembering his/her address and telephone number*
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Remembering what day and month it is*
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Remembering where things are usually kept*
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Remembering where to find things which have been put in a different place from usual*
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Knowing how to work familiar machines around the house*
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Learning to use a new gadget or machine around the house*
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Learning new things in general*
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Following a story in a book or on TV*
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Making decisions on everyday matters*
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Handling money for shopping*
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Handling financial matters e.g. the pension, dealing with the bank*
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Handling other everyday arithmetic problems e.g. knowing how much food to buy, knowing how long between visits from family or friends*
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Using intelligence to understand what's going on and to reason things through*
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Reproduced with permission A. F. Jorm. Centre for Mental Health Research. The Australian National University Canberra, Australia ​.


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Harrison JK, et al. Informant Questionnaire on Cognitive Decline in the Elderly (IQCODE) for the early diagnosis of dementia across a variety of healthcare settings. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2016, Issue 11. Art. No.: CD011333.