Posts Tagged ‘CANTAB’

CANTABMobile for Memory and Dementia Screening

23rd May 2012 by Christian Elliott Comments Off

Cambridge Cognition announced the general release of a new iPad application for the detection of early memory impairment that is common in Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia. As we reported last September, the iPad application (named CANTABmobile) is based on the Cantab PAL test, a visual working memory test. The CANTABmobile memory test […]

The Benefits of Annual Screening for Cognitive Health

7th November 2011 by Christian Elliott Comments Off

Routine health screenings are now common for a variety of conditions like hypertension, diabetes, and glaucoma. Many health insurance plans, including Medicare, provide no cost or low cost health screenings to their members. The main intent behind these preventive health screenings, or wellness screenings, is to provide an early warning system for both consumers and […]

Moving Cognitive Screening into the Doctor’s Office

9th September 2011 by Christian Elliott Comments Off

A recent article on a new iPad health care application to screen for early signs of Alzheimer’s Disease points to how innovation is beginning to drive research lab tools for cognitive testing into the physician’s office. Developed by Cambridge Cognition, a commercial spin-off from Cambridge University, the screening application is based on Cantab PAL, a […]

New Poll Reveals Strong Consumer Interest in Screening for Alzheimer’s and Dementia

21st July 2011 by Christian Elliott Comments Off

A new survey conducted by the Harvard School of Public Health and Alzheimer Europe points to a strong consumer desire for “predictive testing” – the promise of a medical screening test that can gauge the likelihood of a person declining into Alzheimer’s Disease (AD) as they age. Over two thirds of respondents said that they […]

Cognitive Function Tests for Alzheimer’s, Dementia, Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI)

28th June 2011 by Christian Elliott Comments Off

We thought it would be useful to provide an overview of the range of cognitive function tests available to screen for mild cognitive impairment (MCI) and early signs of Alzheimer’s and dementia. All of the tests mentioned in this article are backed up by published research studies that validate test use as a screening tool […]