Team McCallum

R&D for Lifetime of Life

Self-test for memory issues.

Detecting memory decline early in seniors allows treatment with drugs to delay the symptoms and alerts caregivers to the need to begin support.

Dr Douglas W Scharre, a specialist in detection and treatment of mild cognitive impairment and Alzheimer’s, developed and tested SAGE (self-administered gerocognitive examination). This is a 15 minute, handwritten test that individuals can take on their own, cutting out the need for medical expertise.

Comparing SAGE against a series of clinical tests taking a day, Scharre found 80% of people with mild imparment are detected, while 95% of people with unimpared thinking are cleared.

SAGE also beat the standard test, MMSE (mini-mental state examination), in detecting mild cognitive impairment.

Scharre and Ohio State University provide the SAGE test, free of charge, here.


April 5, 2010 - Posted by | Aging, Alzheimer's, Brain, Douglas W Scharre, Health, Memory, MMSE cognitive test, SAGE cognitive test, Success

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