TABLE B1

Variables Considered in Constructing Clinical Presentation Scenarios

Scenario variableVariations considered
SymptomsNone
Memory or cognitive complaint
Clinical settingNonmedical
PCP
Specialist
Dementia specialist
Clinical contextNot applicable (nonmedical)
Initial assessment
Full evaluation, AD not suspected
Full evaluation, AD suspected
Evidence of deficit on examinationNot applicable (nonmedical)
None
Yes
MCI
Mild—moderate dementia
Severe dementia
Family history of AD or apolipoprotein E ɛ4 positiveNegative
Positive
AD genetic mutation carrierNegative
Positive
Not applicable
Age<65 years
>65 years
  • Abbreviations: PCP, Primary Care Physician; AD, Alzheimer’s disease; MCI, mild cognitive impairment.