Thursday, January 30, 2014
The earliest signs of dementia may not be noticed by a person’s doctor or family, but early recognition makes treatment more effective and gives a person time to make important decisions.
Dr. Douglas Scharre, an Alzheimer’s expert at Ohio State University’s Wexner Medical Center, developed a self-administered 12-question test to screen for early signs of dementia. The Self-Administered Gerocognitive Examination, SAGE, isn’t a substitute for proper diagnosis, but can warn patients to see a specialist or assure others that they are fine.
See Misti Crane, Ohio State Offers Free Online Test to Screen for Early Dementia, The Columbus Dispatch, Jan. 13, 2014.