Dementia – There’s an app for that!

Memory loss – it’s inevitable as you grow older. And as each individual experiences these day-to-day memory lapses one can’t help starting to wonder if it’s just normal ageing of the brain. Or is it more serious – the beginnings of dementia or Alzheimers.

Well apparently there is now an iPad app one can use to keep a running check. This video suggests it is very accurate – better and quicker than existing pen and paper tests. (Sorry, can’t embed the video – just follow the link. It’s only a few minutes long).

SciNewsBlog: Think you might have Dementia? There’s an app for that!.

Wonder if it’s the sort of test one can do at home – or if it requires supervision from a health professional?

Must hunt it down – I have been think of getting an iPad. This is another argument for the expense.

Not that I am worried at this stage!

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2 responses to “Dementia – There’s an app for that!

  1. Hi, Sorry but the app is only available to the NHS in the UK. Technically, one could use it alone as the software scores the test for you and there are instructions built in to it in over 15 languages. The reason health care professionals can purchase this is that people need to have blood tests done also, to rule out possible physical health causes of the memory problems. Therefore the test is used as a screening tool, rather than a diagnostic tool. The diagnosis takes place in a Memory Clinic.

  2. Thanks Mikey – thought that would be the case.

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