Practical applications of the NTG-EDSD for screening adults with intellectual disability for dementia: A German-language version feasibility study
Abstract: Background In this study, we evaluated the feasibility of using the German-language version of a
recently developed screening tool for dementia for persons with intellectual disability (ID): the
National Task Group – Early Detection Screen for Dementia (NTG-EDSD). Some 221 paid carers of ageing persons with ID were asked to use the NTG-EDSD and report back on its utility and on 4 feasibility dimensions, and to provide detailed feedback on aspects deemed critical or missing. All feasibility dimensions were rated good to very good, and 80% of respondents found the NTG-EDSD useful or very useful for the early detection of dementia. This highlights a high acceptability of this instrument by the main target group. The positive feasibility evaluation of the NTG-EDSD indicates the usability and adequacy
of this instrument for application of early detection of dementia in persons with ID.