A new online test has been developed to assess the risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease people.
on, 20 minutes Test Free cognitive function, which is designed to be taken by people between 50 and 70 years, have simple questions about lifestyle and diet, which are used for calculate the risk of being diagnosed with the condition of a person.
it has been developed by Professor David Smith of the University of Oxford, which is one of the leading figures of Alzheimer’s research in Britain, and charity food for the brain.
The test has 37 questions in total, along with interactive memory tests. Experts expect that encourage people to change the risk factors in their lifestyle and provide vital information about the disease
Professor Smith told the Daily Express. “Not only test to people positive prevention measures to reduce the risk in the long term, but there is also an annual check that people can keep track of how diet and lifestyle impact on cognitive function. ”
as well as providing people with personalized information about how they can reduce their risk by changing their lifestyle, it is expected that the test will generate information that can help develop a national prevention strategy.
As there are currently no treatments for Alzheimer’s disease, changes in lifestyle are the best way to prevent the onset of disease.
leading dementia experts believe that only one out of 100 cases of dementia have a direct genetic cause and more than half are linked to factors that are within our power to change.
Some 200,000 people have tested the test of cognitive function, which has been compared with tests of memory standard used in general medicine and specialized memory clinics in a pilot study to identify risk groups by identifying subtle changes in memory as soon as possible.
A series of interactive assessments are included in the test, measuring episodic memory of people (ability to recall incidents), executive function and processing speed.
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