Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Phone-Based Tests Can ID Cognitive Problems

By Todd Neale, Staff Writer, MedPage Today

Telephone-based assessments can reliably identify dementia in an ethnically diverse, older population, researchers found.

Two phone-based measures were able to discriminate demented from nondemented individuals and those with mild cognitive impairment from those with dementia, according to Jennifer Manly, PhD, of Columbia University Medical Center in New York City, and colleagues.

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