Tag Archives: CANTAB

CANTABMobile for Memory and Dementia Screening

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

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

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

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)

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 […]

Computerized Cognitive Testing Guide Released

A Review of Cognitive Health Screening Tools MyBrainTest has identified and researched several computerized cognitive health screening tools that can be administered in the physician’s office and other primary care settings to screen for mild cognitive impairment (MCI) and early Alzheimer’s Disease. Companies and screening products in this report include: Brain Resource (WebNeuro), Cambridge Cognition […]

Improved Diagnostic Guidelines for Alzheimer’s Disease

Yesterday the National Institute on Aging and Alzheimer’s Association released much needed and long overdue updates for diagnosing Alzheimer’s Disease (AD). Chief among the revised guidelines are three distinct disease stages: 1- Preclinical AD: no symptoms, but some changes in brain biomarkers. 2- Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI) due to AD: measurable memory impairment, but little […]

Cognitive Assessment and Rehabilitation for Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)

A recent initiative from the Congressional Brain Injury Task Force highlights an important issue affecting millions of Americans living with traumatic brain injury (TBI): the lack of long-term TBI rehabilitation care for most people, including those with health care insurance. A letter from the office of U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords to HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius […]