Diagnostic criteria for dementia in clinical trials. Position paper from the International Working Group on Harmonization of Dementia Drug Guidelines

Alzheimer Dis Assoc Disord. 1997;11 Suppl 3:22-5.


Some of the issues associated with standardizing the diagnosis of dementia in clinical trials are outlined. Deliberations of the Working Group on Diagnostic Criteria and their recommendations for future actions needed to develop a consensus are described.

MeSH terms

  • Alzheimer Disease / diagnosis*
  • Alzheimer Disease / drug therapy
  • Alzheimer Disease / etiology
  • Clinical Trials as Topic
  • Dementia / diagnosis*
  • Dementia / drug therapy
  • Dementia / etiology
  • Geriatric Assessment / statistics & numerical data
  • Humans
  • International Cooperation*
  • Nootropic Agents / therapeutic use
  • Practice Guidelines as Topic
  • Reference Standards
  • Risk Factors


  • Nootropic Agents