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
1st place - Gold
"the easier the better, and that is true of DST"
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center for telematic and telemedicine
Restless walking around
Difficulties carrying out daily activities
Problems with understanding and mental sharpness
Designed for home use.
No second person needed.
No prior knowledge needed.
Works on every current tablet or smartphone.
100% anonymous - guaranteed!
No registration required.
No personal data collected.
No internet connection needed.
The DST is easy, reliable and secure.
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.
- 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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