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Our group & collaborators developed several tests over the years. We offer currently seven of these tests for free downloading. Please note that the tests are freely available to be used by health professionals but we require registering before downloading a copy of the tests.

You will have access to the tests once you complete a brief form. The registration allows us to contact you if there are any changes or updated versions of the tests available. You can also download the relevant publications the test validation, as well as normative data (if available), administration and scoring instructions.

FRONTIER Executive Screen (FES)

The FES is a short bedside screening instrument to test the integrity of executive function. The FES comprises three measures: verbal fluency, inhibitory control, and working memory and can be administered in 5-10 minutes.

To download the FES and scoring/administration instructions, please click here.

The original publication on the FES can be downloaded here.

Addenbrooke’s Cognitive Examination-III (ACE-III)

The ACE-III now replaces the ACE-R. To download the ACE-III Test Administration and Scoring Protocols, please click here. Please note: We have revised Administration and Scoring Guidelines to the ACE-III, specifically to the sentence writing and clock drawing items.

We are pleased to announce the launch of the Mini-Addenbrooke’s Cognitive Examination (M-ACE). The M-ACE contains 5 items assessing orientation, memory, animal fluency and clock drawing. The M-ACE is scored out of 30 with two cut-offs recommended: (1) 25/30 and (2) 21/30. To download the M-ACE Administration, please click here.

To download the Frequently Asked Questions Sheet, please click here.

To download Publications related to the use of the ACE, ACE-R and ACE-III, please click here.

In collaboration with University of Plymouth, UK, we have been developing an iPad version of the ACE-III, ACEmobile. We are hoping that the app will be available for download via i-tunes, for free, by the end of 2013. You can register an interest on the ACEmobile website http://www.acemobile.org/

The ACE-III and M-ACE have been translated into a number of languages other than English. To view the list and download a non-English version, please click here.

We are currently in the process of expanding and dividing our normative data into age groups and educational levels for the ACE-III and M-ACE. Please contact us (ace-iii@neura.edu.au) if you are willing to provide normative data for control participants, particularly those over the age of 75.

If you have any other queries, please email us at: ace-iii@neura.edu.au.

ACE-III download

SYD BAT – The Sydney Language Battery

The Sydney Language Battery is a computer administered test of language at a single word level. Each of the 30 words within the battery consists of an imageable noun, 3 or more syllables in length. Items are ordered with decreasing frequency and are graded into three broad levels of difficulty. There are 4 subtests included.

For further reading see Savage, S., Hsieh, S., Leslie, F., Foxe, D., Piguet, O., & Hodges, J.R. (2013). Distinguishing subtypes in Primary Progressive Aphasia: Application of the Sydney Language Battery. Dementia and Geriatric Cognitive Disorders.

The SYD BAT download

FRS – Frontotemporal dementia Rating Scale
The FRS is an informant-based interview to rate patients severity stage. We offer only the English version of the FRS for downloading. The FRS is currently under validation in Brazil, Argentina and India.

Please contact us if you are interested in these validations.

FRS download

CBI – Cambridge Behavioural Inventory
The CBI is an informant-based questionnaire to examine the patients behaviour.

We offer English and Greek versions of the CBI for downloading. The CBI was validated in Japan. It is currently under validation in Portugal.

Please contact us if you are interested in these validations.

CBI download

Kissing & Dancing Test
The Kissing and Dancing Test is a test of semantic knowledge about verbs by using pictures and words. It is analogous to the Pyramid and Palm Trees test (Howard & Patterson, 1992) which uses nouns.

This is available for purchase on request. Please email frontier@neura.edu.au for more information.

Cambridge Semantic Battery
The Cambridge Semantic Memory Test Battery was developed over a decade in Cambridge to explore semantic memory using the same set of stimuli (n=64 half living and half manmade) and tested using different modalities of input and output. The original battery had multiple subtests some of which were time consuming or complex to score. Those that are easy to administer and score have been retained in the core battery comprising: category fluency, picture naming, word-picture matching (or category comprehension) and the picture-picture version of the camel and cactus test (based on the earlier pyramids and palm trees test).

For further reading see Adlam AL, Patterson K, Bozeat S, Hodges JR. The Cambridge Semantic Memory Test Battery: detection of semantic deficits in semantic dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. Neurocase. 2010 Jun; 16(3):193-207.

Cambridge Semantic Battery download

Repeat & Point
The Repeat & Point test is a cognitive test, which allows quickly distinguishing semantic dementia from progressive non-fluent aphasia patients in a clinical setting. We offer only the English version of the Repeat & Point for downloading.

Repeat & Point download
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