Tracking Early Cognitive Decline in Preclinical Alzheimer’s

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The Cognitive Function Instrument can measure cognitive decline in individuals at risk for Alzheimer's disease.

Several large-scale Alzheimer disease (AD) secondary prevention trials have begun to target individuals at the preclinical stage. The success of these trials depends on validated outcome measures that are sensitive to early clinical progression in individuals who are initially asymptomatic.

Demonstrating long-term clinical benefit will be critical for the success of recently launched secondary prevention trials. The CFI appears to be a brief, but informative potential outcome measure that provides insight into functional abilities at the earliest stages of disease.

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