Effective Screening for Alzheimers Disease Among Older African Americans
The current study evaluated the clinical utility of the Mini-Mental Status Exam (MMSE) and the Fuld Object Memory Evaluation (FOME) in detecting Alzheimers disease (AD) among both African American and European American older adults. One hundred and forty geriatric patients from a large urban academic medical center were examined. The results of this study support the use of the FOME among older African Americans to detect dementia.
The Clinical Neuropsychologist, 15:2, 196-202, DOI: 10.1076/clin., Nov 2018
Aging and Informed Financial Decision Making: New Tools for Professionals Working with Older Adults
Easy-to-administer, 10-item tool detects when persons may not be making informed financial decisions. The Lichtenberg Financial Decision Screening Scale (now called the Financial Decision Tracker) can be an important screening for financial professionals.
Certified Senior Advisors Journal 71/Vol 2, 2018
Cross-validation of the screening scale in an adult protective services sample
Adult Protective Services (APS) professionals are often called on to assess decision-making capacity when investigating financial exploitation. Previous research found that in consecutive APS cases, a decision-making screening scale (LFDSS) also detected financial exploitation.This study applied the clinical cutoff scores derived from the previous study to a new sample of APS cases. Using a sample of 105 participants, from APS workers across 5 counties, this study investigated the clinical utility of the LFDSS to detect financial exploitation based on ratings by APS professionals using the scale. LFDSS demonstrated excellent internal consistency and clinical utility properties, supporting its use as a reliable and valid instrument. Instructions for use of the LFDSS are included in the article, along with information about online support tools.
Journal of Elder Abuse & Neglect, Nov 2018, DOI:10.1080/08946566.2018.1531098
Quantifying Risk of Financial Incapacity and Financial Exploitation in Community-dwelling Older Adults: Utility of a Scoring System for the Lichtenberg Financial Decision-making Rating Scale
Clinical Gerontologist, June 25, 2018
Conceptual and Empirical Approaches to Financial Decision-making by Older Adults: Results from a Financial Decision-making Rating Scale
Clinical Gerontologist, 41(1), Aug. 2017
Item Response Theory Analysis of the Lichtenberg Financial Decision Screening Scale
Journal of Elder Abuse and Neglect, (June 2017) 29, 213-228
Reliability and Validity of the Lichtenberg Financial Decision Screening Scale
Innovation in Aging, 2017, Vol. 00, No. 00, 1–9
New Approaches in Determining Financial Capacity and Risk in Exploitation
Journal of Mental Health Care, (June 2017) 1, 1-3
New Assessments in Financial Decision Making and Financial Exploitation: Lichtenberg Financial Decision Screening Scale
This article examines the conceptual model introduced in 2015 (Lichtenberg, Stoltman, Ficker, Iris, & Mast) and empirical evidence for the reliability and validity of the measure’s rating scale.
Journal of Mental Health Care (2017) 1(1): 1-3
The Lichtenberg Financial Decision Screening Scale (LFDSS): A new tool for assessing financial decision making and preventing financial exploitation
Journal of Elder Abuse & Neglect, 2016, VOL. 28, NO. 3, 134–151
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