The Geriatric Depression and Dementia Scale (GDDS) application automates screening patients for depressive symptoms and identifying warning signs for cognitive impairment and dementia in clinical settings. The GDDS includes the 15-item version of the Geriatric Depression Scale and pairs it with a 15-item evaluation that helps to identify dementia warning signs. The GDDS performs these tasks in 10 different languages (English, Arabic, Armenian, Chinese, Farsi, Korean, Russian, Spanish, Tagalog, and Vietnamese) and also provides spoken prompts for patients that have vision impairments or those that struggle with the written word. It was developed by faculty at Stanford University School of Medicine and the VA Palo Alto Health Care System with funding made available by the State of California. 

Note: This application is intended for clinical providers and is not designed for use by the lay public. The application does not provide a diagnosis, but is designed to inform clinicians of symptoms and signs reported by patients in a clinical setting.


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