Brief ReportsEveryday Abilities Scale for India in Screening for Poststroke Dementia Among Young Stroke SurvivorsDone, Indira P. MD, DM; Aghoram, Rajeswari MD, DM; Narayan, Sunil K. DM, PhDAuthor Information Department of Neurology, Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research, Puducherry, Tamil Nadu, India The authors declare no conflicts of interest. Reprints: Rajeswari Aghoram, MD, DM, Department of Neurology, Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research, Dhanvantri Nagar, Puducherry 605006, Tamil Nadu, India (e-mail: [email protected]). Alzheimer Disease & Associated Disorders: July-September 2021 - Volume 35 - Issue 3 - p 275-277 doi: 10.1097/WAD.0000000000000452 Buy SDC Metrics Abstract Introduction: Cognitive dysfunction after stroke is an important concern. We explored the utility of everyday abilities scale for India (EASI) for screening for dementia among young stroke survivors. Methods: We interviewed 150 young stroke survivors and caregivers. Vascular dementia was diagnosed according to American Heart Association-American Stroke Association (ASA-AHA) criteria. EASI was administered to all caregivers. Receiver operating characteristic curve analysis was used to determine the area under the curve and optimum cut-points for EASI for the identification of dementia. Results: Median EASI scores among subjects with dementia (n=35; 23.3%) was 2 (interquartile range: 0-4) and significantly different from those without (median: 0; interquartile range: 0-1; P<0.001). The area under the curve was 0.768 (95% confidence interval: 0.674-0.863), and at the optimum cut-point of 2 on EASI, a sensitivity of 60% and specificity of 91.3% was achieved for the identification of dementia. Conclusion: EASI appears to be a promising tool to screen for dementia among young stroke survivors. Copyright © 2021 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. All rights reserved.