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Worried About Your Memory? A Short Test You Can Take at Home Helps Spot Early Dementia

Person taking SAGE test

  Testing for early dementia Less than 15 minutes is all it takes to complete a written test that could uncover early signs of Alzheimer’s or other causes of dementia. It’s called the Self-Administered Gerocognitive Examination or SAGE test and consists of 22 questions that evaluate the following areas: Orientation (month, date, year) Language Reasoning Visual and […]

Keys to Remembering Where You Put Your Keys

New guidelines for diagnosing Alzheimer’s disease were released this week, for the first time in nearly 30 years. The original guidelines,which were developed in 1984, defined Alzheimer’s as having just one stage — dementia — and based diagnosis only on clinical signs that a person was having trouble with thinking, learning, and memory. It was assumed that people […]