Professors at Wilfrid Laurier University (WLU) (Lazaridis School of Business and Economics) have partnered with BrainFX, Thought Wire, and Saint Elizabeth Health Care to produce a new early detection tool for Alzheimer’s disease. The new technology will assess brain health, and function as a risk management tool. WLU professors are evaluating the economic impact of this new tool. During this project they will use the tool with approximately 10 000 people to create a data set, person's values will be compared to the data set to find decline in cognitive function. The tool is designed to better detect early changes in cognition when compared to the Mini-Mental State Examination and Montreal Cognitive Assessment, which better detect severe cognitive impairment. Although this tool will not confirm diagnosis it will determine a person’s risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease giving possibility to new early interventions. With this tool they hope to help people remain healthy and at home for as long as possible.
SOURCE: The Cord: https://thecord.ca/laurier-professors-produce-early-alzheimers-detector/
DATE Retrieved: February 2nd 2018