Category Archives: Cognitive Test Products and Vendors

Cognitive Assessment Test Vendors

Evaluating Computerized Concussion Testing Systems

State legislation for school sports concussion policies are gaining rapid approval. Over 30 states will have enacted laws regarding school sports concussion policies by the end of 2011, with many other states planning to pass sports concussion legislation in 2012. School administrators and athletic departments are responsible for implementing the intent of these laws, which… Read More »

Privacy and Ethics Challenges on Early Diagnosis of Alzheimer’s Disease

A timely article in the medical journal Neurology speaks to some impending issues that millions of patients and physicians will be facing over the next decade, namely the possible early diagnosis of Alzheimer’s Disease in the pre-clinical phase, before functional cognitive impairment is present. New computerized cognitive testing tools and experimental biomarker tests are bringing… Read More »

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… Read More »

Sports Concussion Testing with Portable EEG

A new study published in the Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation points to some interesting work being done using portable EEG systems to monitor sports concussions. The study analyzed results from almost 400 high school and collegiate football players during the 2008-2009 playing season in Milwaukee, WI. A total of 28 players sustained concussions during… Read More »

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… Read More »

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… Read More »