Three-minute iPad test can detect signs of dementia 15 years before symptoms show, expert says

8 November 2021

Published in The National News UAE on 29 April 2021

A three-minute iPad test could help doctors in the UAE spot early signs of dementia, an expert from the UK said.

Dr Sina Habibi, co-founder and chief executive of Cognetivity Neurosciences, a technology company developing a cognitive testing platform, told The National the test could help doctors to diagnose mental deterioration, Alzheimer’s disease and multiple sclerosis 15 years before patients start showing symptoms.

A rapid screen test checks the speed and accuracy of a person’s thinking by asking them to select pictures with animals from a series of images.

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