Tag Archives: Effective Diagnostics

Computerised Cognitive Testing: Cutting Delays in Dementia Assessments (Cambridge Cognition and IXICO)

Summary Cambridge Cognition (a leading British developer of neuropsychological tests) and IXICO (a leading brain imaging specialist), have developed tools which promise to assist in achieving more accurate and rapid dementia assessments. Their innovations consist of (i) the Dementia Friendly GP … Continue reading

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Blood Test Could Assist Early Diagnosis of Alzheimer’s Disease (BBC News)

Summary Researchers at the University of Nottingham are developing a quick and easy blood test to detect proteins linked strongly with Alzheimer’s Disease, such as amyloid and APOE, in combination with other markers linked to inflammation. The test has not been fully validated yet, and could be … Continue reading

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Medical Generalism: Expertise in Whole Person Medicine (RCGP)

Summary The “Medical generalism: why expertise in whole person medicine matters” report represents the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP)’s response to the October 2011 report produced by the Independent Commission on Generalism. This report shows how medical generalists provide … Continue reading

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