Study Examines A Quick And Simple ‘Dementia Test’ For Alzheimer’s Disease

Study Examines A Quick And Simple ‘Dementia Test’ For Alzheimer’s Disease
agitation in Alzheimer's disease A new study established a Self-Administered Gerocognitive Examination (SAGE) as a screening tool for mental decline, as observed in neurological conditions such as Alzheimer's disease. This study entitled “Community Cognitive Screening Using the Self-Administered Gerocognitive Examination (SAGE)” was published in The Journal of Neuropsychiatry & Clinical Neurosciences by Douglas W. Scharre, M.D, from the Division of Cognitive Neurology, Department of Neurology, The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, and colleagues. In United States, approximately 4.7 million individuals have Alzheimer’s disease (AD); by 2050 that number is to expected increase to 13.8 million. Moreover, 3%−22% of individuals over 60 years of age currently meets criteria for Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI). Thus, the precocious detection of MCI and dementia is essential, since several studies have shown that early pharmacological intervention seems to retard the progression of AD. More than 40% of patients with mild
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