The use of proxy / informant reports for people with dementia

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Marosszeky, Nicholas; Sansoni, Emily
use; proxy; informant; reports; for; people; dementia; Business
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The progressive deterioration of cognitive and functional abilities in people with dementia presents a number of practical problems for the measurement of health outcomes using self-report health status instruments for people with cognitive impairment; the need for better survey design for older people using universal design principles; the time constraints involved with assessment; as well as test administration issues like test-taker in attention and compliance, or alternatively, test-taker burden and distress.