A New App Helps Doctors Predict Onset Dementia

 - Jul 5, 2013
References: camcog & mashable
Dementia is a serious illness that affects many peopl and with the help of an iPad app, doctors can save time on screening patients. By lowering the amount of people who need to go through invasive procedures to detect dementia, cases with more imminent needs will be able to be seen with a higher priority.

This app uses a series of memory tests that determine if the patient is beginning to show signs of dementia. These tests include games such as ‘big/little circle,’ which asks participants to choose a designated circle in a repeated sequence. There are 5 different outcomes available from this system that will inform your doctor on how to properly proceed with your medical care. This is truly an example of how an app can help to elevate quality of life.