New Alzheimer’s test too simplistic

A British self-screening test that claims to spot early dimentia more accurately is not specific at all to Alzheimer’s disease. Robert Stern, Co-director of the Alzheimer’s Disease Clinic and Disease Program, maintains the “Test Your Memory” does not include any real delayed recall tasks, cannot separate those with poor memories from Alzheimer’s patients, but is a good first step for getting further medical help.

Contact Robert Stern, 617-638-5678, bobstern@bu.edu

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