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While the information in this section is not part of the evidence-based evaluation of DOMS, we provide it as a platform for newly developed tools. As such the DOMS website aims to function as a hub for researchers and professionals involved in dementia assessment.

The Social Functioning in Dementia scale (SF-DEM)

The SF-DEM is a new assessment tool for assessing social functioning in dementia which includes researcher/clinician-completed questionnaires that can be filled out based on an interview with either a person with mild dementia or a carer. The development and validation of this tool was reported for a UK-based cohort of 60 people.

Reference: Sommerlad et al. 2017

Resources: SF-DEM scale, manualwebsite

Permission: Freely available for use by researchers or healthcare professionals under creative commons licence. For other purposes or questions, please contact the original authors.