Self-Assessment Test May Help Detect Early Signs Of Dementia.

In the “Your Money Adviser” column in the New York Times (6/20, Subscription Publication), Ann Carrns discusses “a self-assessment test from Ohio State University to help detect early signs of dementia.” Called the Self-Administered Gerocognitive Examination (SAGE), “the four-page test can be completed in about 10 to 15 minutes by patients at home, or while in the waiting room” at a physician’s office.

The test, which is available as a free download from the Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center’s “website, is now used at doctors’ offices nationally.” Poor tests results are not automatically predictive of dementia, but instead indicate a need for more comprehensive psychological and neurological testing.

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— “A Test for the Early Detection of Alzheimer’s Disease,” Ann Carrns, New York Times, June , 2014.19

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