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Functional Assessment Staging Tool Cheat Sheet (DRAFT) by [deleted]

Assessing level of disability Alzheimers Patients

This is a draft cheat sheet. It is a work in progress and is not finished yet.

Stages of Alzheimers

Functional Assessment Staging Tool (FAST). One of the most compre­hensive AD staging tools is called the FAST (the Functional Assessment Staging Test), which was developed by Dr. Barry Reisberg. This staging tool provides a clear unders­tanding of the progre­ssion of Alzhei­mer's disease from start to finish.

Assessment

Stage
Question
Yes
1
No diffic­ulties, either subjec­tively or object­ively.
[__}
2
Complains of forgetting location of objects; subjective word finding diffic­ulties only.
[__}
3
Decreased job functi­oning evident to coworkers; difficulty in traveling to new locations.
[__}
4
Decreased ability to perform complex tasks (e.g., planning dinner for guests; handling finances; market­ing).
[__}
5
Requires assistance in choosing proper clothing for the season or occasion.
[__}
6a
Difficulty putting clothing on properly without assist­ance.
[__}
6b
Unable to bathe properly; may develop fear of bathing. Will usually require assistance adjusting bath water temper­ature.
[__}
6c
Inability to handle mechanics of toileting (i.e., forgets to flush; doesn't wipe properly).
[__}
6d
Urinary incont­inence, occasional or more frequent.
[__}
6e
Fecal incont­inence, occasional or more frequent.
[__}
7a
Ability to speak limited to about half a dozen words in an average day.
[__}
7b
Intell­igible vocabulary limited to a single word in an average day.
[__}
7c
Nonamb­ulatory (unable to walk without assist­ance).
[__}
7d
Unable to sit up indepe­nde­ntly.
[__}
7e
Unable to smile.
[__}
7f
Unable to hold head up.
[__}
Score is highest consec­utive level of disabi­lity.