A memory test to measure dementia biomarkers

We have just published a new paper on the recency ratio on the International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry. An abstract can be found here.

A key point we are making with this paper is that we need a range of methods to identify people at risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease. Some of these methods, such as neuroimaging, may be more sensitive (although that is up for debate), but are also more expensive and cannot be practically applied to all situations. Given that dementia is spreading worldwide, with projected incidence ballooning in developing countries, cheaper screening tools are also needed. We think our method provides one of these tools.



About Davide Bruno

Senior Lecturer in Psychology at Liverpool John Moores University
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