News of a new 15 minute Alzheimer's test, 'Cognitive Function Test', has thousands of members of the Alzheimer's community worldwide flocking to the Alzheimer's Reading Room seeking information. The test was developed by Oxford University scientists.
By +Bob DeMarco
+Alzheimer's Reading Room
that describes and links to five Alzheimer's test that are free and in the public domain.
Right now, I can't find any information linking the test, Cognitive Function Test, to a reputable journal or scientific study. We are currently seeking this information from Oxford University; although, it is unclear if they have any direct or indirect involvement with the test.
In addition, the information being reported in the newspapers around the world are describing this as the only Alzheimer's test that can be taken in a private home.
This is both inaccurate and untrue.
We have a page here on the Alzheimer's Reading Room, Test Your Memory for Alzheimer's (5 Best Self Assessment Tests) that describes and links to five Alzheimer's test that are free and in the public domain.
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The best of these tests, in my opinion, is Self-Administered Geocognitive Examination (SAGE). Here is a very brief description I wrote.
The latest weapon in the war against Alzheimer’s disease is not a fancy new brain scanner or a computer device. Instead, it is a 15 question written exam that could have a dramatic impact on a major problem -- the early detection of Alzheimer's disease.
SAGE is a reliable tool for evaluating memory and cognitive ability. Findings confirming the validity of the tool were reported in the journal Alzheimer Disease and Associated Disorders.
I published this information for the first time on April 8, 2010.
SAGE is readily available and in the public domain.
To visit the page with five self assessment test for Alzheimer's, dementia, and mild cognitive impairment and the appropriate links to the tests go here -- Test Your Memory for Alzheimer's (5 Best Self Assessment Tests).
If you would like to download all the material for SAGE (15 minute Alzheimer's test) -- click here.
PLEASE NOTE. These are assessment tests, not diagnostic test. If you take any of these tests and find the results suspicious you should consult with a geriatric memory specialist, or neurologist that specializes in dementia.
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Bob DeMarco is the Founder of the Alzheimer's Reading Room and an Alzheimer's caregiver. The ARR knowledge base contains more than 3,811 articles with more than 306,100 links on the Internet. Bob lives in Delray Beach, FL.
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