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Texas Tech Univ. School of Law

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Free Online Test Screens for Dementia


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.


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