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Changing Dementia.

 

To date, there is no effective treatment for advanced stages of dementia.

Therefore, effective early detection is crucial to begin treatment before the brain damage becomes irreversible.

 

With special tests, dementia can be detected 18 years prior to the first symptoms, during a phase for which good treatment options exist. 1)

The Dementia Screening Test (DST) is the only such test which has been certified by Health Authorities as a Medical Device for dementia screening.

1) Neurology, 08 Sep 2015, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1212/WNL.0000000000001774

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Dementia is currently

... an essential and rapidly increasing problem of a rapidly aging society.

 

An estimated 850,000 people in the UK have dementia. One in 14 people over 65 will develop dementia, and above 80, the condition affects 1 in 6 people.

... a continuous process that begins long before the first symptoms are visible.

 

Dementia should no longer be seen as a disease of the elderly, but one of the middle-aged, which is clinically silent for a long time, according to the Lancet Medical Journal

... the most common cause of death in the United Kingdom.

 

The cause of death is typically either an indirect complication (e.g., pneumonia), or directly e.g. the failure of breathing when the disease expands to the respiratory center in the brain.

... diagnosed too late in 60% of cases, when the brain damage is already irreversible.

 

Early stages are also called MCI - Mild Cognitive Impairment. The goal is to identify patients in this stage, to prevent progression to mild or even severe Dementia.

... one of the most common causes of long-term care and dependency at old age.

 

At the age of 85, the likelihood of having Dementia is almost 50%. Thus, if nothing changes, when you turn 85 you will likely either have Dementia, or you will care for somebody who has the disease.

... not curable any more at late stages      

 

After decades of disappointing research, more and more big pharma companies move out of research and drug development for Dementia.

Memory Loss

Language problems

Disorientation

Mood Swings

Restless walking around

Concentration Problems

 

Difficulties carrying out daily activities

Sleep Disorders

Dependency

Incontinence

Problems with understanding and mental sharpness

Aggressiveness

Easy.

 

Designed for home use.

 

No second person needed.

 

No prior knowledge needed.

 

Works on every current tablet or smartphone.

Secure.

 

100% anonymous - guaranteed! 

 

No registration required.

 

No personal data collected.

 

No internet connection needed.

 

No advertisements.

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The DST is easy, reliable and secure.

Reliable.

 

More than 97% sensitivity - probably the highest value for such tests worldwide.

 

Reliably detects early stages -

proven in clinical studies.

 

Medical Device, CE marked.

 

Includes prevention recommendations and progress monitoring.

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- Quality of life for dementia patients is better, the earlier the diagnosis is made. 1)
- However, it is estimated that 50-80% of people with dementia are diagnosed never, or too late. 2)
- Dementia can be detected by cognitive testing 18 years before the first clinical symptoms appear. 3)
- 90% of general practitioners think a short dementia screening test is "very useful". 4)
- Likewise, over 90% of patients want full transparency of their dementia diagnosis. 5)
- The DST (Dementia Screening Test) is fast and easy to be performed at home, in the waiting room, or in the pharmacy.
- No support person is required for the evaluation of the test answers.
- And the sensitivity is higher than for the classic "pen and paper" tests (DST> 96%, MMST 81%). 6)

1) World Health Organization, https://www.who.int/features/factfiles/dementia/en/

2) Bradford et al (01 Oct 2009). "Missed and Delayed Diagnosis of Dementia in Primary Care: Prevalence and Contributing Factors". Alzheimer Disease Assoc Disord. 23(4):306-314. doi: 10.1097/WAD.0b013e3181a6bebc

3) Evans et al (08 Sep 2015). "Cognitive impairment 18 years before clinical diagnosis of Alzheimer disease dementia". Neurology. 85 (10): 898–904. doi:10.1212/WNL.0000000000001774.

4) Thyrian et al (April 2016). "Systematic, early identification of dementia and dementia care management are highly appreciated by general physicians in primary care – results within a cluster-randomized-controlled trial (DelpHi)". Journal of Multidisciplinary Healthcare: 183. doi:10.2147/JMDH.S96055.

5) Erde et al (Apr 1988). "On truth telling and the diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease". J Fam Pract. 26(4):401-6. PMID: 3356973

6) Tsoi et al. (01 Sep 2015). "Cognitive Tests to Detect Dementia: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis". JAMA Internal Medicine. 175 (9): 1450. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2015.2152.

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