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New App detects dementia risks early

12-11-2018 10:15 AM CET | Health & Medicine

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The DST is certified as a Medical Device

The DST is certified as a Medical Device

• The App is certified as a Medical Device.
• Early stages are reliably detected, before the brain damage becomes irreversible.
• Sensitivity above 96%, significantly higher than with the established tests (e.g., MMSE 71%).
• Now available for free during pre-launch.

Dementia is a rapidly increasing social problem of a rapidly aging society. Because until today there is no effective therapy for advanced stages of dementia.
Therefore, effective screening tests are needed to detect early stages reliably, and to start treatment before the brain damages become irreversible.

A group of physicians has therefore developed a simple test - the DST - Dementia Screening Test. The reliability of the test results has been confirmed in clinical studies, and the test has therefore been recognized as a medical device by the competent authorities throughout the EU, Switzerland, Iceland, Norway, Liechtenstein, New Zealand, Canada and Australia.

Since 10 Dec 2018, the DST is now available as an App for any standard smartphone or tablet. So it can be performed easily and quickly at home. The app identifies the individual dementia risk, provides recommendations for reducing the risk, and documents changes over time.

The developers put great emphasize on reliable results, ease of use, and complete data security. No registration is required, no personal information is collected, and the test results are stored only on the tablet or smartphone used, but not on a central server. Of course, an overview of the results can be exported and thus presented to a physician to discuss further diagnostic and / or therapeutic measures before the brain damage becomes irreversible

Dr. Horn is Medical Doctor with a special passion for adressing unmet medical needs of the future.

Contact for questions
Dr. med. Sebastian Horn
Friedrichstr. 67, 10117 Berlin, Germany
T. 0152 - 55834551
horn@demenz-test.com
www.demenz-test.com

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