PC. Proxy Cognition

PC. Proxy Cognition module of AHEAD 1995

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D1056

Part of this study is concerned with people's memory, and ability to think about things. First, how would you rate (NAME)'s memory at the present time? Would you say it is excellent, very good, good, fair or poor?

PART OF THIS STUDY IS CONCERNED WITH PEOPLE'S MEMORY, AND ABILITY TO THINK ABOUT THINGS. FIRST, HOW WOULD YOU RATE (NAME)'S MEMORY AT THE PRESENT TIME? WOULD YOU SAY IT IS EXCELLENT, VERY GOOD, GOOD, FAIR OR POOR?
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D1061

How would you rate (NAME) in making judgements and decisions? Would you say (He/She) is excellent, very good, good, fair, or poor?

HOW WOULD YOU RATE (NAME) IN MAKING JUDGEMENTS AND DECISIONS? WOULD YOU SAY (HE/SHE) IS EXCELLENT, VERY GOOD, GOOD, FAIR, OR POOR?
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D1066

How would you rate (NAME)'s ability to organize (His/Her) daily activities? (Would you say (He/She)is excellent, very good, good, fair, or poor?)

HOW WOULD YOU RATE (NAME)'S ABILITY TO ORGANIZE (HIS/HER) DAILY ACTIVITIES? (WOULD YOU SAY (HE/SHE)IS EXCELLENT, VERY GOOD, GOOD, FAIR, OR POOR?)
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D1071

Now we want you to remember what (NAME) was like two years ago and to compare it with what (He/She) is like now. two years ago was in (MONTH/YEAR). I will read situations where (NAME) has to use (His/Her) memory or intelligence and we would like you to indicate whether this has improved, stayed the same, or gotten worse in that situation over the past two years. Note the importance of comparing (His/Her) present performance with two years ago. So if two years ago (NAME) always forgot where (He/She) had left things, and (He/She) still does, then this would be considered "not much change".

NOW WE WANT YOU TO REMEMBER WHAT (NAME) WAS LIKE TWO YEARS AGO AND TO COMPARE IT WITH WHAT (HE/SHE) IS LIKE NOW. TWO YEARS AGO WAS IN (MONTH/YEAR). I WILL READ SITUATIONS WHERE (NAME) HAS TO USE (HIS/HER) MEMORY OR INTELLIGENCE AND WE WOULD LIKE YOU TO INDICATE WHETHER THIS HAS IMPROVED, STAYED THE SAME, OR GOTTEN WORSE IN THAT SITUATION OVER THE PAST TWO YEARS. NOTE THE IMPORTANCE OF COMPARING (HIS/HER) PRESENT PERFORMANCE WITH TWO YEARS AGO. SO IF TWO YEARS AGO (NAME) ALWAYS FORGOT WHERE (HE/SHE) HAD LEFT THINGS, AND (HE/SHE) STILL DOES, THEN THIS WOULD BE CONSIDERED "NOT MUCH CHANGE".
 
D1072

Compared with two years ago, how is (NAME) at: Remembering things about family and friends, such as occupations, birthdays, and addresses. Has this improved, not much changed, or gotten worse?

COMPARED WITH TWO YEARS AGO, HOW IS (NAME) AT: REMEMBERING THINGS ABOUT FAMILY AND FRIENDS, SUCH AS OCCUPATIONS, BIRTHDAYS, AND ADDRESSES. HAS THIS IMPROVED, NOT MUCH CHANGED, OR GOTTEN WORSE?
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D1073

Is it much improved or a bit improved?

IS IT MUCH IMPROVED OR A BIT IMPROVED?
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If NOT D1072 = 1 »
 
   
 
D1074

Is it much worse or a bit worse?

IS IT MUCH WORSE OR A BIT WORSE?
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D1077

Compared with two years ago, how is (NAME) at: Remembering things that have happened recently? (Has this improved, not much changed, or gotten worse?)

COMPARED WITH TWO YEARS AGO, HOW IS (NAME) AT: REMEMBERING THINGS THAT HAVE HAPPENED RECENTLY? (HAS THIS IMPROVED, NOT MUCH CHANGED, OR GOTTEN WORSE?)
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D1078

Is it much improved or a bit improved?

IS IT MUCH IMPROVED OR A BIT IMPROVED?
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If NOT D1077 = 1 »
 
   
 
D1079

Is it much worse or a bit worse?

IS IT MUCH WORSE OR A BIT WORSE?
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D1082

(Compared with two years ago, how is (NAME) at:) Recalling conversations a few days later? (Has this improved, not much changed, or gotten worse?)

(COMPARED WITH TWO YEARS AGO, HOW IS (NAME) AT:) RECALLING CONVERSATIONS A FEW DAYS LATER? (HAS THIS IMPROVED, NOT MUCH CHANGED, OR GOTTEN WORSE?)
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D1083

Is it much improved or a bit improved?

IS IT MUCH IMPROVED OR A BIT IMPROVED?
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If NOT 1082 = 1 »
 
   
 
D1083

Is it much improved or a bit improved?

IS IT MUCH IMPROVED OR A BIT IMPROVED?
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D1087

(Compared with two years ago, how is (NAME) at:) Remembering (His/Her) address and telephone number? (Has this improved, not much changed, or gotten worse?)

(COMPARED WITH TWO YEARS AGO, HOW IS (NAME) AT:) REMEMBERING (HIS/HER) ADDRESS AND TELEPHONE NUMBER? (HAS THIS IMPROVED, NOT MUCH CHANGED, OR GOTTEN WORSE?)
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D1088

Is it much improved or a bit improved?

IS IT MUCH IMPROVED OR A BIT IMPROVED?
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If NOT D1087 = 1 »
 
   
 
D1089

Is it much worse or a bit worse?

IS IT MUCH WORSE OR A BIT WORSE?
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D1092

(Compared with two years ago, how is (NAME) at:) Remembering what day and month it is? (Has this improved, not much changed, or gotten worse?)

(COMPARED WITH TWO YEARS AGO, HOW IS (NAME) AT:) REMEMBERING WHAT DAY AND MONTH IT IS? (HAS THIS IMPROVED, NOT MUCH CHANGED, OR GOTTEN WORSE?)
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D1093

Is it much improved or a bit improved?

IS IT MUCH IMPROVED OR A BIT IMPROVED?
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If NOT D1092 = 1 »
 
   
 
D1094

Is it much worse or a bit worse?

IS IT MUCH WORSE OR A BIT WORSE?
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D1097

(Compared with two years ago, how is (NAME) at:) Remembering where things are usually kept? (Has this improved, not much changed, or gotten worse?)

(COMPARED WITH TWO YEARS AGO, HOW IS (NAME) AT:) REMEMBERING WHERE THINGS ARE USUALLY KEPT? (HAS THIS IMPROVED, NOT MUCH CHANGED, OR GOTTEN WORSE?)
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D1098

Is it much improved or a bit improved?

IS IT MUCH IMPROVED OR A BIT IMPROVED?
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If NOT D1097 = 1 »
 
   
 
D1099

Is it much worse or a bit worse?

IS IT MUCH WORSE OR A BIT WORSE?
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D1102

(Compared with two years ago, how is (NAME) at:) Remembering where to find things which have been put in a different place than usual? (Has this improved, not much changed, or gotten worse?)

(COMPARED WITH TWO YEARS AGO, HOW IS (NAME) AT:) REMEMBERING WHERE TO FIND THINGS WHICH HAVE BEEN PUT IN A DIFFERENT PLACE THAN USUAL? (HAS THIS IMPROVED, NOT MUCH CHANGED, OR GOTTEN WORSE?)
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D1103

Is it much improved or a bit improved?

IS IT MUCH IMPROVED OR A BIT IMPROVED?
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If NOT D1102 = 1
 
   
 
D1104

Is it much worse or a bit worse?

IS IT MUCH WORSE OR A BIT WORSE?
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D1107

(Compared with two years ago, how is (NAME) at:) Knowing how to work familiar machines around the house? (Has this improved, not much changed, or gotten worse?)

(COMPARED WITH TWO YEARS AGO, HOW IS (NAME) AT:) KNOWING HOW TO WORK FAMILIAR MACHINES AROUND THE HOUSE? (HAS THIS IMPROVED, NOT MUCH CHANGED, OR GOTTEN WORSE?)
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D1108

Is it much improved or a bit improved?

IS IT MUCH IMPROVED OR A BIT IMPROVED?
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If NOT D1107 = 1
 
   
 
D1109

Is it much worse or a bit worse?

IS IT MUCH WORSE OR A BIT WORSE?
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D1112

(Compared with two years ago, how is (NAME) at:) Learning to use a new gadget or machine around the house? (Has this improved, not much changed, or gotten worse?)

(COMPARED WITH TWO YEARS AGO, HOW IS (NAME) AT:) LEARNING TO USE A NEW GADGET OR MACHINE AROUND THE HOUSE? (HAS THIS IMPROVED, NOT MUCH CHANGED, OR GOTTEN WORSE?)
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D1113

Is it much improved or a bit improved?

IS IT MUCH IMPROVED OR A BIT IMPROVED?
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If NOT D1112 = 1
 
   
 
D1114

Is it much worse or a bit worse?

IS IT MUCH WORSE OR A BIT WORSE?
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D1117

(Compared with two years ago, how is (NAME) at:) Learning new things in general? (Has this improved, not much changed, or gotten worse?)

(COMPARED WITH TWO YEARS AGO, HOW IS (NAME) AT:) LEARNING NEW THINGS IN GENERAL? (HAS THIS IMPROVED, NOT MUCH CHANGED, OR GOTTEN WORSE?)
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D1118

Is it much improved or a bit improved?

IS IT MUCH IMPROVED OR A BIT IMPROVED?
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If NOT D1117 = 1
 
   
 
D1119

Is it much worse or a bit worse?

IS IT MUCH WORSE OR A BIT WORSE?
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D1122

(Compared with two years ago, how is (NAME) at:) Following a story in a book or on TV? (Has this improved, not much changed, or gotten worse?)

(COMPARED WITH TWO YEARS AGO, HOW IS (NAME) AT:) FOLLOWING A STORY IN A BOOK OR ON TV? (HAS THIS IMPROVED, NOT MUCH CHANGED, OR GOTTEN WORSE?)
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D1123

Is it much improved or a bit improved?

IS IT MUCH IMPROVED OR A BIT IMPROVED?
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If NOT D1122 = 1
 
   
 
D1124

Is it much worse or a bit worse?

IS IT MUCH WORSE OR A BIT WORSE?
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D1127

(Compared with two years ago, how is (NAME) at:) Making decisions on everyday matters? (Has this improved, not much changed, or gotten worse?)

(COMPARED WITH TWO YEARS AGO, HOW IS (NAME) AT:) MAKING DECISIONS ON EVERYDAY MATTERS? (HAS THIS IMPROVED, NOT MUCH CHANGED, OR GOTTEN WORSE?)
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D1128

Is it much improved or a bit improved?

IS IT MUCH IMPROVED OR A BIT IMPROVED?
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If NOT D1127 = 1
 
   
 
D1129

Is it much worse or a bit worse?

IS IT MUCH WORSE OR A BIT WORSE?
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D1132

(Compared with two years ago, how is (NAME) at:) Handling money for shopping? (Has this improved, not much changed, or gotten worse?)

(COMPARED WITH TWO YEARS AGO, HOW IS (NAME) AT:) HANDLING MONEY FOR SHOPPING? (HAS THIS IMPROVED, NOT MUCH CHANGED, OR GOTTEN WORSE?)
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D1133

Is it much improved or a bit improved?

IS IT MUCH IMPROVED OR A BIT IMPROVED?
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If NOT D1132 = 1
 
   
 
D1134

Is it much worse or a bit worse?

IS IT MUCH WORSE OR A BIT WORSE?
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D1135

(Compared with two years ago, how is (NAME) at:) Handling financial matters, that is, the pension or dealing with the bank? (Has this improved, not much changed, or gotten worse?)

(COMPARED WITH TWO YEARS AGO, HOW IS (NAME) AT:) HANDLING FINANCIAL MATTERS, THAT IS, THE PENSION OR DEALING WITH THE BANK? (HAS THIS IMPROVED, NOT MUCH CHANGED, OR GOTTEN WORSE?)
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D1136

Is it much improved or a bit improved?

IS IT MUCH IMPROVED OR A BIT IMPROVED?
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If NOT D1135 = 1
 
   
 
D1137

Is it much worse or a bit worse?

IS IT MUCH WORSE OR A BIT WORSE?
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D1138

(Compared with two years ago, how is (NAME) at:) Handling other everyday arithmetic problems, such as, knowing how much food to buy, knowing how long between visits from family or friends? (Has this improved, not much changed, or gotten worse?)

(COMPARED WITH TWO YEARS AGO, HOW IS (NAME) AT:) HANDLING OTHER EVERYDAY ARITHMETIC PROBLEMS, SUCH AS, KNOWING HOW MUCH FOOD TO BUY, KNOWING HOW LONG BETWEEN VISITS FROM FAMILY OR FRIENDS? (HAS THIS IMPROVED, NOT MUCH CHANGED, OR GOTTEN WORSE?)
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D1139

Is it much improved or a bit improved?

IS IT MUCH IMPROVED OR A BIT IMPROVED?
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D1140

Is it much worse or a bit worse?

IS IT MUCH WORSE OR A BIT WORSE?
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D1142

Is it much improved or a bit improved?

IS IT MUCH IMPROVED OR A BIT IMPROVED?
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If NOT D1141 = 1
 
   
 
D1143

Is it much worse or a bit worse?

IS IT MUCH WORSE OR A BIT WORSE?
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D1144

Now, thinking about some current behaviors, does (98) ever get lost in a familiar environment?

NOW, THINKING ABOUT SOME CURRENT BEHAVIORS, DOES (98) EVER GET LOST IN A FAMILIAR ENVIRONMENT?
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D1145

Does (He/She) ever wander off and not return by (Himself/Herself)?

DOES (HE/SHE) EVER WANDER OFF AND NOT RETURN BY (HIMSELF/HERSELF)?
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D1146

Can (He/She) be left alone for an hour or so?

CAN (HE/SHE) BE LEFT ALONE FOR AN HOUR OR SO?
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D1147

Does (NAME) ever see or hear things that are not really there?

DOES (NAME) EVER SEE OR HEAR THINGS THAT ARE NOT REALLY THERE?
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D1148

During the past week, how often has (NAME) shown any of the following behaviors: (During the past week) how often has (He/She) become angry or hostile without reason? Was it most of the time, some of the time, or never?

DURING THE PAST WEEK, HOW OFTEN HAS (NAME) SHOWN ANY OF THE FOLLOWING BEHAVIORS: (DURING THE PAST WEEK) HOW OFTEN HAS (HE/SHE) BECOME ANGRY OR HOSTILE WITHOUT REASON? WAS IT MOST OF THE TIME, SOME OF THE TIME, OR NEVER?
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D1149

(During the past week) How often has (He/She) had difficulties falling asleep or waking frequently during the night?

(DURING THE PAST WEEK) HOW OFTEN HAS (HE/SHE) HAD DIFFICULTIES FALLING ASLEEP OR WAKING FREQUENTLY DURING THE NIGHT?
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D1150

(During the past week) How often has (He/She) done things that are dangerous to (Himself/Herself) or others?

(DURING THE PAST WEEK) HOW OFTEN HAS (HE/SHE) DONE THINGS THAT ARE DANGEROUS TO (HIMSELF/HERSELF) OR OTHERS?
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D1151

(During the past week) How often has (He/She) paced around or made unexplained rocking movements while sitting?

(DURING THE PAST WEEK) HOW OFTEN HAS (HE/SHE) PACED AROUND OR MADE UNEXPLAINED ROCKING MOVEMENTS WHILE SITTING?
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D1152

(During the past week) How often has (He/She) mentioned that people are plotting against or trying to harm (him/her)?

(DURING THE PAST WEEK) HOW OFTEN HAS (HE/SHE) MENTIONED THAT PEOPLE ARE PLOTTING AGAINST OR TRYING TO HARM (HIM/HER)?
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D1152

(During the past week) How often has (He/She) mentioned that people are plotting against or trying to harm (him/her)?

(DURING THE PAST WEEK) HOW OFTEN HAS (HE/SHE) MENTIONED THAT PEOPLE ARE PLOTTING AGAINST OR TRYING TO HARM (HIM/HER)?
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