Tuesday, April 23, 2019
Home Health Five-minute iPad test could detect dementia "years before the onset of symptoms"

Five-minute iPad test could detect dementia "years before the onset of symptoms"

A five-minute iPad test did not detect dementia until years before the onset of symptoms.

The participants are asked which of 100 pictures on the screen contain an animal.

    A five-minute iPad test detected dementia years before the onset of symptoms
A five-minute iPad test detected dementia years before the onset of symptoms

Some of them are obvious while others are harder to recognize. Experts say earlier diagnosis can lead to more effective treatment.

And the test, which can be taken at home without medical supervision, could also reduce the number of "worried" people sent for scans.

The first picture contains no animal, the second and the third picture.

It is being tested by South London and the Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust. It will be used in North East London, Sussex and Devon next month, with a national rollout planned next year.

It was developed by medical device company Cognetivity.

CEO Sina Habibi said: "Every picture is different in terms of complexity."

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