Assessment Toolkits

As part of the NIHR funded DIAMOND Lewy Programme we have developed two assessment toolkits for improving the recognition and diagnosis of DLB and PDD.  These toolkits were developed to be easy to use by clinicians practising in health services, and they align with the standard internationally agreed diagnostic criteria for these dementias.

As a result of our research using the toolkits in a clinical setting, revisions were made which are described in the Editorial published in the International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry published in August 2018, Revision of assessment toolkits for improving the diagnosis of Lewy body dementia: The DIAMOND Lewy study which can be downloaded using this link.

A correction to the toolkit was made in Sept 2021 which can be downloaded using this link. doi: 10.1002/gps.5663

The toolkits are freely available to download (by using the links to the left of this text) for use by clinicians and researchers, but they should not be altered, and the above paper should be cited in any research or other public use.